Updated at 4 p.m. March 3, 2015

Deputies serving an eviction notice at an East County apartment Tuesday found apparent human remains inside the residence.

The personnel were in the process of removing a tenant from the rental unit in the 11600 block of Woodside Avenue in Lakeside about 9 a.m. when someone told them a dead person was there, according to San Diego sheriff‘s officials.

In a back room, deputies found a container with “a possible deceased individual” in it, Lt. Kenneth Nelson said. Further details about the circumstances of the discovery were not immediately available.

Homicide detectives went to the apartment and were awaiting a search warrant this afternoon.

— City News Service