Doable human stays had been discovered Monday inside a blocked pipe in Costa Mesa.
Caltrans and California Freeway Patrol officers turned conscious of the blockage Monday close to the 55 Freeway at Baker Avenue and requested that coroner’s officers be readily available when the pipe was flushed Tuesday, in accordance with Sgt. Scott Steinle of the Orange County Sheriff’s Division.
Work on clearing the obstruction started at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Steinle mentioned. Till the blockage is cleared authorities is not going to make sure whether or not it’s human stays, he added.
A Caltrans crew inspecting a culvert with a robotic digital camera noticed what gave the impression to be a skeleton at about 9:30 a.m., in accordance with CHP Officer Anselmo Templado.
The coroner and a Caltrans supervisor got here up with a plan to extricate the stays by flushing the pipe with water, however they bumped into an issue with particles caught within the pipe, Templado mentioned. A vacuum was getting used to suck out the particles, Templado mentioned.
Entry to the pipe is about 26 inches extensive, so it is potential that an individual might have climbed in, however the pipe narrows.
Templado mentioned there was no proof thus far of any foul play.