Last Sunday a local resident discovered a pile of human remains near Hillcrest Park in the city of Fullerton, and immediately broke with the protocol dictated to fans of police procedurals going back to the days of Quincy M.D.
Luckily the unnamed do-gooder doesn't appear to have compromised a criminal investigation.
“We don't think [the bones] are of any modern significance,” said supervising deputy coroner Daniel Akin, who explained that following an initial exam, the remains are believed to be a mix of human and animal. Further examination by an anthropologist, which will determine if the skeleton is Native American, is pending. According to Akin, it could be months before the investigation is complete.