Sheriff’s homicide detectives this week began an investigation after the discovery of human remains in an unincorporated area outside Palmdale.

The remains were found in a remote area near the intersection of 235th Street East and Avenue T, near Llano, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

A news photographer at the scene said the body was in a bullet-riddled, burned out vehicle out of view from the nearest roads.

No details were immediately released about how long the remains may have been at the location, or the unidentified decedent’s age or gender.