California police said Friday they have found at least one human skull and eight containers with potentially more human remains at a Los Angeles-area shop that sells spiritual items.
Los Angeles County sheriff’s Capt. Steve Katz said deputies responded to the Compton business after a woman complained of animal cruelty. Katz said when investigators arrived to the store, they found the skull inside a pot.
He said the coroner’s office collected the skull and eight other pots that may also contain skulls. Katz said there’s no evidence of homicide and that it appears the skulls may have been purchased legally and were being used for a religious ceremony.
Katz said it was unclear if animal remains were found at the shop. An official told KTLA earlier Friday that both human and animal remains were found at the scene.
The sign outside the store reads "Omi Relekun" and describes itself in Spanish as a spiritual store and school.
Anyone with information about the case is urged to call the sheriff’s homicide bureau at 323-890-5500.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.