Police: Man finds skull in front yard of California home

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a man bringing in his trash can from the street found a human skull in the front yard of his home and called police.

Investigators also found several bones along the road not far from the skull, Bakersfield Police Department Sgt. Gary Carruesco said Wednesday.

The skeletal remains first discovered Monday all appear to be from the same person, Carruesco said.

The Kern County Coroner’s Office is trying to identify the remains. The coroner is also working to determine the cause of death and how long ago the person died.

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