Skeletal Remains of Man Found at Rio Hondo Riverbed Remain a Mystery

On Wednesday Coroner’s officials had released sketches of a man whose skeletal remains were found in a Rio Hondo riverbed in late July in hopes of discovering the man’s identity .

On July. 29, a bicyclist had reported finding bones at about 11 a.m. that day at the riverbed that is adjacent to the 900 block of East Lincoln Ave, as stated by the Montebello police officials and the Los Angeles County sheriffs investigators.

“The skeletal remains were resolute to be human, and the authorities launched an investigation,” said Lt. David Coleman from the Los Angeles County Sheriffs Homicide Bureau.

The man’s name remaines a mystery after two months of investigating, mentioned by the Los Angeles County Department of Coroner Chief of Operations Craig Harvey in a written statement.

“The skeletal remains of the man had been scattered in a riverbed by animals,” Coleman said. “The cause of death of this man had remained undetermined following an autopsy,” said Lt. Fred Corral. It was also uncertain how long ago the man died.

“The remains were determined to be a white or Hispanic male with an age range between 35 and 55 years of age,” Harvey mentioned. “He has partial denture at the back of his lower jaw. No wallet or other identifying papers were found with him or in the surrounding area.”

Anyone who has information is asked to contact Coroner’s Investigation Daniel Machian at 323-343-0754 or the Coroner’s Investigations Division that can be reached 24 hours a day at 323-343-0714