"Very old" human bones found near Harry and Meghan's home
It's believed the bones may belong to a member of the Chumash tribe, who lived in the area centuries ago.
Initial reports indicate that the bones, which were buried three foot deep, appear to belong to a young adult. It's thought that the remains may date back centuries to the Chumash people, one of the indigenous tribes that lived in the Santa Barbara area.
Officers are waiting for a forensic anthropologist to investigate the remains. They confirmed that the grounds on which the bones were found were in no way connected to Harry and Meghan's property.
A spokesperson from the Santa Barbara's sheriff office said that the origin of the bones cannot be determined just yet. She said that the reason they believe the remains may be Chumash is because that tribe lived in the area.
She said: "Until we have an official opinion from the forensic anthropologist we're not going to be saying one way or the other."
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle moved into their Montecito home in 2020. They bought it for $14.7 million from Sergey Grishin, a Russian businessman.
The neighbourhood is also home to Ellen DeGeneres and Oprah Winfrey.