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Human Remains Found At South Coast Beach

Authorities are investigating a gruesome find on the South Coast. Some people discovered what they thought might be human remains in the surf at a Santa Barbara County beach.

Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies and UC Santa Barbara Police officers were called to Camino Pescadero Park in Isla Vista just before six Tuesday night. They confirmed there were human remains in the water, and Santa Barbara County firefighters were called in to assist in recovery efforts.

Because the remains are badly decomposed, investigators say they haven’t been able to determine the age, sex, or cause of death. However, they do say there was no sign of foul play.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.