Authorities are investigating after human skeleton remains were found in a canyon in Hillcrest on Tuesday, according to the San Diego Police Department (SDPD).
The bones and clothes were discovered by a homeless person on the 2600 block of Front Street near W Maple Street.
SDPD says the remains appear to have been out in the canyon for some time.
The grisly discovery is leaving some neighbors in the area on edge.
"That's very disturbing," said Hillcrest resident Suzzane Richardson. "Can't even imagine."
“It sure changes where I’m going to walk these guys for sure and at what time,” said Barbara Daly, speaking of her two dogs.
Police said a homeless man had been looking for a place to sleep Tuesday night when he found the skeletal remains.
“Seems sinister to me, but maybe I'm watching too many CSI programs," said Richardson. "I can’t imagine coming to any other conclusions.”
The San Diego County Medical Examiner's officer is looking into the cause of death. DNA from the bones will be sent to the missing persons database, according to SDPD.
No other information was immediately available.