Yolo County sheriff’s officials reported the discovery of what are believed to be human bones and teeth Friday morning along the Sacramento River.
A citizen walking in the area near County Road 127 north of West Sacramento discovered the remains at about 11 a.m. on a 2-foot-wide beach exposed by low water levels, sheriff’s Capt. Larry Cecchettini said.
Members of the sheriff’s marine patrol unit and coroner’s division responded to the scene, recovering small bone fragments and several teeth, all of which appeared to have been there “for a very long time,” Cecchettini said.
The bones and teeth may be forwarded to a forensic anthropologist for further investigation, and searchers will attempt to find additional remains on Monday, according to Cecchettini.