An unidentified man walked into a California police station Thursday and dropped off a human jawbone along with suspected animal remains, investigators said.
The stranger approached the public counter at the San Bernardino Police Department carrying “what appeared to be deceased animal remains and a lower jaw that resembled a human,” the department said in a press release.
Police noted that “it was unclear at the time if the remains were real.”
The man then walked out of the station before officers could speak to him and have been unable to locate him, cops said.
The Coroner’s Office was notified of the grim items left at the station and responded to the scene.
According to the police, one of the bones was determined to be a human jawbone.
It’s unclear where the man had found the bone, or to whom it had belonged.
The San Bernardino police are appealing to the public for help with tracking down the person who brought the remains.
The department released a screenshot from a surveillance video showing a bearded man carrying what appears to be a small parcel.
He is described as a Hispanic male between 30 and 35 years old, 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighing 160 pounds, with a full beard and mustache. He was last seen wearing a black hoodie and blue jeans.