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09/24/2012 02:41 pm ET | Updated Sep 25, 2012

Human Skull Found On Pacific Palisades Hiking Trail (VIDEO)

Another terrifying discovery has been made by hikers in Los Angeles.

Two hikers were on what they described as a "bootleg trail" in Los Liones Canyon in Pacific Palisades Saturday, Patch reports. After seeing some beer bottles and trampled foliage on a slope, the pair ascended the slope out curiosity. And that's when Christopher Blandy saw a human jaw.

"I had walked right past it without noticing, but when I looked back I realized it was most likely a human jaw," Blandy said to Patch, adding that about 4 to 5 teeth were missing. "I started looking around for more and then noticed the rest of the skull just downslope in a bush."

Officers at the scene found the skeletal remains of a human "torso" approximately 20 feet from the skull, KTLA reports.

But the discovery was surely even more terrifying for the family of 22-year-old UCLA student David Goeser, who went missing in July. Police have not established the identity of the human torso, but on Sunday afternoon, this was posted on the Find David Goeser Facebook page:

Dear friends, we’ve been notified by LAPD that Saturday a body was found in the Pacific Palisades area that fits David’s description. While the family continues to work with law enforcement to confirm the identity, we ask for your prayers and ongoing support. Your respect for the privacy of the Goeser family during this difficult time is appreciated.
The exact cause of death will be determined after an autopsy is performed.

The gruesome discovery follows the disturbing discovery of a man's severed head, hands and feet by hikers near the "Hollywood" sign in January.

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Photos of the scene after the "Hollywood" sign body parts were found:

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