On Wednesday, July 25, 2012 a community clean-up crew supervised by the Redding Police Department located human bones while eradicating a transient encampment near the Sacramento River. The camp was on the east side of the river near the Cypress Street Bridge.
Investigators utilized the Human Identification Lab from California State University, Chico in cooperation with the Shasta County Coroners Office to process the scene.
At this time, there is no information regarding the identification of the decedent or the cause of death. Additional details will be made available after the skeletal remains are analyzed.
From Redding Police Department Press Release