COMPTON, Calif. --Possible human and animal bones, including nine human skulls, were discovered at a store that sells Santeria products in Compton on Friday.
Los Angeles County coroner investigators were collecting the remains at the location in the 1500 block of N. Long Beach Boulevard, according to Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies.
Anthropologists and pathologists were expected to examine the bones to determine the origin. LASD officials said it is possible the remains were legally possessed skeletal specimens.
It was unclear whether any of the bones were a part of any spiritual practice.
Witnesses near the scene said they believe someone reported suspicious activity at the location before officials arrived at the scene.
No further information was available as the investigation remained ongoing.
Anyone with information was urged to contact the sheriff's homicide bureau at (323) 890-5500.