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Police investigating reported human remains found in Fiesta Island fire pit on Thursday

A homicide investigation is underway on Fiesta Island and the area will remain closed for several hours according to SDPD.

SAN DIEGO — The San Diego Police Department is investigating a report of human remains, including bones, found in a fire pit on Fiesta Island near Ocean Beach and Mission Bay around 10:30 a.m. on Thursday. 

According to police, a man discovered a mess after an apparent party and decided to clean it up. As he was cleaning up the area, he came across what looked to be human remains, which included bones, teeth, and a skull. The man then reported it to a lifeguard on the beach. 

The police are waiting for forensic confirmation before confirming 100% that the remains are human, SDPD said in a briefing at around 1:30 p.m. An image of the remains was sent to a forensic anthropologist who believed initially that the remains could be human.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Homicide Unit at (619) 531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.

Credit: KFMB