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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.
November 26, 1994
The body of a man shot in the head and left beside a road was found by a passing security guard Thursday. The body was found at 7 p.m. in a residential neighborhood in the 2500 block of South Garnsey Street, and a shell casing was found nearby, police Sgt. T.G. Sawyer said. Coroner's investigators have not identified the man, who is believed to be in his 50s.
February 11, 1992
Police have identified a body found on a remote hillside here last week as that of Monte Chris LeBlanc, 39, of Costa Mesa. "There wasn't enough trauma to cause death from those injuries," Laguna Beach Detective Ron Sapp said Monday. "We don't suspect anything out of the ordinary, but we're waiting for the toxicology reports to come in. There doesn't appear to be any foul play." Two mountain bikers discovered LeBlanc's body shortly after noon on Feb.
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