Human Remains Found Near Stough Canyon Nature Center


A city worker found skeletal human remains Tuesday afternoon at approximately 1:20 p.m. in a stretch of rough terrain between the entrance gates to Stough Canyon and the Nature Center. The remains were found off the side of the road in the bushes somewhere along the quarter-mile road between the gates and the Nature Center itself, according to Sgt. Darin Ryburn of the Burbank Police Department.

Burbank Police and the L.A. County Coroner’s office responded to the area Tuesday afternoon, February 11. Although forensic work came to an end overnight, the area was blocked off. L.A. County cadaver dogs were taken to the area Wednesday morning, February 12, added Ryburn. No other evidence, including clothing, was found at the scene.

“We don’t know if the skeletal remains are male or female,” commented Ryburn. He added that it will take some time, possibly up to three or more weeks, for the L.A. County Coroner to positively identify the human remains.