Third Body This Year Discovered in Angeles National Forest

A body was discovered and reported by U.S. Forest Service employees at 12:15 p.m. on Monday in Angeles National Forest on Angeles Crest Highway near Mile Marker 20.
Forest Service personnel initially reported a car over the side of the road, Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Lt. Mark Slater said. When deputies arrived at the scene, they determined that there was no car, but they did find a body, reportedly badly decomposed.
“So we cordoned off the area and called our homicide bureau,” Slater said. “Due to the position of the body and the presentation of the scene, I can’t even tell you if it was male or anything right now. It was obviously deceased, but I couldn’t tell you more.”
The Los Angeles County homicide division will handle the investigation from here on out, Slater said.
It was the third body discovered in the vicinity since Feb. 23, when the body of a Palmdale man was spotted about 30 feet off the road. On April 30, hikers found another deceased adult male.
“Homicide will conduct the investigation, so I can’t comment if it was related or not,” Slater said. “But it sure is concerning, so I’m sure homicide, as they conduct the investigation, will determine if there’s any connection to any of the recent death investigations that they’ve conducted up there.”

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