A body found wrapped in a pink plastic bag in a Manhattan Beach park was probably placed there within the last nine days, officials said Friday.
City workers moving piles of manure onto a truck discovered the partially decomposed body about 3:30 p.m. Thursday.
The manure pile was delivered to a corner of Polliwog Park near a baseball diamond nine days ago, said homicide Lt. Dave Coleman of the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department.
Investigators believe the body was dumped after the delivery was made.
“The manner in which the manure is delivered wouldn’t allow for that size of package to get through,” Coleman said, adding that the delivery was offloaded from a truck using a conveyor belt.
The crime scene is in a well-traveled portion of the park in the small, upscale beach town. Nearby are basketball courts, a swimming pool and a dog run.