BARSTOW, Calif. -- An investigation is under way after a human head was found inside a backpack in the San Bernardino County desert.
Barstow police say a man collecting cans made the discovery last week in an area west of a residential neighborhood and near several truck stops.
The head was that of a brown-haired woman, police said, adding that it was wrapped in plastic grocery bags with the store labels "Fiesta Foods" and "Walgreens."
Authorities are working to identify the remains.
DNA samples and X-rays have been sent to the state.