On the afternoon of Dec. 24, two hikers contacted Los Angeles County Sheriffs after they found a skull in Angeles National Forest at mile marker 19.43. The hikers put the skull in a box and transported it down Angeles National Forest Highway where they contacted law enforcement. The deputies went to the location where the skull had been discovered, but found no additional bones. The location was in the area that Caltrans had been recently working. On Dec. 25, Christmas Day, homicide detectives arrived in the area with forensic units to investigate and about two miles from that location another skull with a partial skeleton were found. The investigation continued, but as of Dec. 26, no other remains had been located.
Following the preliminary investigation it appears that the bones are old and were there before the Station Fire broke out in August.