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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.
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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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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."
NEWS
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
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