Body of Man Found at Hungry Valley

FRAZIER PARK, California (Monday, April 5, 2010, 3 p.m.)—The identity of a deceased male found yesterday at the Hungry Valley State Vehicular Recreation Area remained unknown today, according to Lt. Don Slawson of Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide Division. The call was received by the sheriff’s department shortly after 4 p.m. Sunday, April 4.

According to Los Angeles County Asst. Chief Coroner Ed Winter, a man who was walking his dog in a remote area found the victim on the side of a dirt road. The hiker left immediately and notified sheriff’s deputies, Winter said.

Winter said the identity of the man (estimated to be in his 40s) had been determined but was being withheld pending notification of next-of-kin. He said the body had not yet been examined by the coroner’s office and he could not comment on whether there were signs of trauma or other suspicious circumstances.

This is part of the April 02, 2010 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.

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