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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.
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.
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.
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.
August 15, 1995
A body burned beyond recognition was found about midnight in the hills north of Limestone Canyon Regional Park near Black Star Canyon Road, authorities said Monday. A sheriff's deputy who was alerted to a small fire by a motorist put out the blaze with a portable fire extinguisher and then discovered it was a body, Sheriff's Lt. Ron Wilkerson said. "The body is possibly of a male adult," Wilkerson said. "But we don't know for sure because of the degree of the burns."
September 8, 1992
U.S Forest Service workers on Monday discovered the body of a newborn baby buried in a shallow grave at an Altadena campground, a sheriff's spokeswoman said. Deputy Angie McLaughlin said Forest Service workers found the body at 6:15 p.m. near Cobb Estates on North Lake Avenue and Loma Alta Drive. McLaughlin said the infant's sex is unknown. The cause of death is under investigation.
October 15, 1993
Police found the badly decomposed body of a man on a couch Thursday after neighbors called to report a foul odor from an apartment in the 7800 block of El Coco Way. The man appeared to have been dead for several days, Lt. Patrick M. Black said. An autopsy scheduled for today should determine the cause of death. Black said that two residents were listed for the apartment, but no one else was there when police arrived.
March 3, 2008 | Julie Cart
Two hikers on Sunday discovered the body of a hiker who had been missing since Wednesday. San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Cindy Beavers said the body of Robert Bruner, 46, was found in the rugged terrain of Mount Baldy, about 45 miles east of Los Angeles. Bruner, of Chino, was found just west of a tributary called Falling Rock Canyon. About 20 volunteers had been searching for Bruner, but the search was hindered by high winds, which kept helicopters grounded.
August 25, 2002 | From Times Staff Reports
LAPD homicide detectives are investigating the death of a 53-year-old man whose body was found on a freeway offramp Saturday morning. A passerby saw the body on the Glendale Boulevard exit of the Golden State Freeway at about 7 a.m. and called police, said Officer Hector Olivera. The man appeared to be a transient.
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