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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 1, 1989
The Sheriff-Coroner Department appealed for help Thursday in identifying a man found dead in a drainage ditch in Anaheim, the victim of an apparent drug overdose The badly decomposed body was discovered Sept. 13 in the ditch behind the 1500 block of Katella Avenue. The man was described as being Anglo, 21 to 25 years of age, 5 feet, 6 inches tall and 140 pounds. He was wearing black pants, white socks, Pro Wings Size 7 shoes and a cloth web belt with an E on the buckle.
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January 20, 2008 | Jason Song
City firefighters discovered a man's body early Saturday morning after extinguishing a Montecito Heights fire. The outdoor blaze was reported shortly before 3 a.m. in the 3100 block of Amethyst Street northeast of downtown, said Brian Humphrey, a Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman. Firefighters extinguished the blaze, then found the victim, who was taken to the coroner's office for an autopsy. It appears the man started a fire to keep warm, Humphrey said. -- Jason Song
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 17, 1993
The body of a Canyon Country woman was found by searchers Thursday after she was reported missing earlier that morning, authorities said. The victim was identified as Veronica Estrada, a 29-year-old Tae Kwan Do instructor, who was last seen walking home from work on Soledad Canyon Road near Camp Plenty Road about 9:30 Wednesday night, said Deputy Angie McLaughlin, a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman. Estrada's body was found about 12:15 p.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 12, 1991
A bulldozer driver uncovered a badly charred body Tuesday in the rubble of a Canoga Park building material company destroyed by fire, Los Angeles police said. The body was found at 8:30 a.m. in the ruins of Canoga Builders Supplies, in the 7100 block of Deering Avenue near Sherman Way, Officer Helen Lim said. Because of the body's condition, its identity, age and sex had not been determined, said Scott Carrier, spokesman for the Los Angeles County coroner's office.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 2, 1993
After two days of searching, sheriff's deputies on Monday found the decomposing body of a man in a remote area about half a mile east of Carbon Canyon Road. The body, fully clothed and on a straw mat, was sighted by two hikers Sunday evening in Soquel Canyon, said Sheriff's Lt. Dick Olson. Unable to traverse the area because of the recent rains, deputies returned by helicopter with one hiker on Sunday but the search was abandoned because of darkness. The body was found at 2:30 p.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 14, 1991
The decomposed body of a woman was discovered by a group of hikers Sunday as they walked along a ravine in Angeles National Forest, Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies said. The body, believed to be that of a woman in her 30s, was found at 9:30 a.m. about 20 yards from Angeles Forest Highway just south of Aliso Canyon Road, deputies said. The hikers contacted the U. S. Forest Service, which alerted the Sheriff's Department, sheriff's spokesman Ron Spear said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 20, 1997
A man found dead Saturday morning on an embankment near a freeway offramp appeared to be a transient who died of natural causes, according to authorities. The body's discovery was reported to the Los Angeles Police Department at about 9 a.m., said Don Cox, a spokesman for the department. Officers found the man in bushes near the Van Nuys Boulevard offramp of the northbound Golden State Freeway, Cox said. Authorities described the man only as a 45-year-old Latino.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 26, 1992
A passerby found a dead man Monday in a vacant lot behind a restaurant in Lancaster, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department reported. Deputies initially said the man, whose identity was not determined, died of gunshot wounds but later said the cause of death was unknown pending an autopsy. The body was discovered about 8:30 a.m. behind the Buffalo Club in the 44000 block of Division Street.
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August 18, 2000 | SUE FOX and TORUS TAMMER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The body of a 39-year-old woman who was apparently slain was found Thursday afternoon in a luxury apartment off Ventura Boulevard, police said. Paramedics were summoned to the 4100 block of Arch Drive just before 2 p.m. by a caller who said someone had been shot, said Brian Humphrey, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Fire Department. Police were investigating the death Thursday night and could not confirm whether the woman had died from gunshot wounds. Det.
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