Body Found at Camp Pendleton, Creating Mystery

A forensic anthropologist is looking for clues to the identity of human remains discovered at Camp Pendleton.

A Marine spokesman said Friday the forensic anthropologist determined the remains were that of a white male who had been dead four or five months.

Maj. Kristen Lasica says a Marine doing groundskeeping work discovered the body Thursday.

The Naval Criminal Investigative Service is also looking into a cause of death.

Lasica says there are no active investigations into reports of missing persons at Camp Pendleton. She said no information was available about whether there were any cases of Marines with unauthorized absences.

Citing an ongoing investigation, Lasica said she had no further information on the case, including whether the man was wearing a military uniform.