Second set of human remains found in L.A.-area water-treatment plant

wnuca_2008_New_Hyperion_Treatment_PlantBy Ari Bloomekatz

Another set of human remains was found at a water-treatment facility in L.A. County on Monday, the second such discovery in less than a week.

The latest remains were found Monday at a treatment facility in the 1900 block of Workman Mill Road near the 60 and 605 freeways, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Homicide detectives were en route to investigate the finding.

KCBS-TV Channel 2 reported that the remains were found in one of the facility’s water reclamation plant pools.

No information was immediately available on the nature of the discovery.

Another set of remains was found Saturday in Carson at a water-treatment facility in an industrial area near the 110 Freeway. The remains were found in a bin that holds debris separated from sewage water, the Sheriff’s Department said.

Authorities were initially unsure if those remains were human, but later confirmed that they were.

A utility employee notified authorities of the remains at about 8 a.m. near the 24500 block of South Figueroa Street.