While cutting through a canyon near Skyline High School, some teenagers stumbled upon a human skeleton and a makeshift shelter.
Troy Flint, spokesman for the Oakland school district, said the students apparently collected the bones last week, on their way home from Saturday school, and that they brought them Friday to the principal’s office at Skyline, where Oakland police officers later identified them as human remains (A police sergeant told our crime reporter that he thought the kids found the bones today, but that he wasn’t certain).
Investigators say it appears that a homeless person lived in the area where the skeleton was discovered. They found a shelter made of wood and sheets, as well as some cooking utensils. The case is being investigated as a “suspicious circumstances unexplained death.”
The kids sure did a good job of destroying the crime scene, but who knows where their discovery may lead.