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Human Remains Discovered In Santa Clara Riverbed Identified As Lancaster Man

Officials with the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner has identified human remains found in the Santa Clara River wash in December as a Lancaster man.

Investigators discovered human remains in the Santa Clara riverbed near Magic Mountain Parkway at the South Fork Trail bike path in December of 2018.

“The decedent has been identified as Christopher Clark, from Lancaster,” said Sarah Ardalani, spokesperson for the  L.A. County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner.

Deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station initially responded to the riverbed on the morning of Dec. 5, 2018.

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“Detectives have learned, a utility employee discovered a human skull within the riverbed,” said Deputy Armando Viera Jr. in a previous KHTS story.

Homicide detectives and investigators with the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner returned to the riverbed three days later, employing the use of a cadaver dog to uncover more human remains.

“During the search, additional human remains were discovered approximately 100 yards from Wednesday’s discovery of a human skull,” said Deputy Grace Medrano of the LASD Information Bureau at the time.

Officials did not give a cause of death for Clark.

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Human Remains Discovered In Santa Clara Riverbed Identified As Lancaster Man

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Michael Brown has lived in Santa Clarita his whole life. Graduating from Saugus High School in 2016, he continued to stay local by attending The Master’s University, where he achieved a Bachelor's Degree in Communication. Michael joined KHTS in January of 2018 as a news intern, and has since gone on to become the News Director for the KHTS Newsroom. Since joining KHTS, Michael has covered many breaking news stories (both on scene and on air), interviewed dozens of prominent state and federal political figures, and interacted with hundreds of residents from Santa Clarita. When he is not working, Michael enjoys spending time with his family, as well as reading any comic book he can get his hands on.