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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 13, 1994
A bicyclist on a morning excursion Saturday found a body sprawled on the side of the road, authorities said. The dead man, who has not been identified by police, was found naked near Pacific Coast Highway and Camino Capistrano at 6:15 a.m., said Orange County Sheriff's Sgt. Rex Hatch. "That's the strange part. He was lying on his back and his clothes were right next to him," Hatch said. "It's really kind of a mystery. The biggest mystery is why his clothes weren't on."
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 9, 1994
The bodies of two young men were found in underbrush Saturday by a bicyclist out for a morning ride near Lopez Canyon Road, authorities said. The men appeared to be between the ages of 25 and 30 and were fully clothed. The bodies were found in an unincorporated area of Lake View Terrace shortly before 10 a.m., a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman said. The bodies could not be identified Saturday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 24, 1992
A man whose body was found buried in a shallow grave in Lancaster two weeks ago was identified Sunday as George William Hagnes, a 26-year-old transient. Hagnes, who was found Feb. 9 near 18th Street East and Avenue L by a man walking his dog, was identified through fingerprint records, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Mary Landreth said. Coroner's investigators were unable to determine how Hagnes died, but Landreth said the death was being treated as a homicide.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 5, 1992 | ERIC YOUNG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sheriff's investigators have asked for the public's help in identifying the body of a man found in an orange grove this week, less than a week after a woman's body was found in the same field. Both were killed by a blow to the head. Investigators said there is no evidence that the two slayings are related. The man is described as Latino, 25 to 35 years old, 5 feet, 9 1/2 inches tall, and weighing 184 pounds. He has a mustache and a one-inch vertical scar on his left cheek, authorities said.
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July 30, 1992 | AARON CURTISS
Los Angeles police were searching Wednesday for the killer of a man whose badly decomposed body was found inside a motor home in a Van Nuys parking lot. The unidentified man was discovered in the unlocked motor home about 9 p.m. Monday in the lot in the 7100 block of Whitman Avenue, Detective Joseph Aparicio said. A neighbor found the body after noticing that the motor home had not been moved for several days.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 1, 1992
The California Highway Patrol on Sunday was investigating the death of an unidentified man whose body was found in the middle of the Golden State Freeway near the Castaic Junction. The body was discovered Saturday morning in the southbound lanes of the freeway just north of Backer Road, Officer Deborah Pierce said. Pierce said investigators did not know how or when the man died. His body was found in the second lane from the center divider.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 13, 1992 | JULIO MORAN
Two elementary school children found a woman's body Monday morning in a field in Lancaster, a sheriff's deputy said. "The two kids were walking through a vacant field when they discovered a woman's body fully clad," said Sheriff's Deputy Ron Weber. Homicide detectives were sent to the 1300 block of West Avenue J after the body's discovery at about 8 a.m., Weber said. He said the woman, believed to be Latina and about 19 years old, was killed with some type of blow to the head.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 16, 1992
The body of a man who had been shot in the head was found on Thursday on a two-lane highway in a rural part of the city. Police said they received a call at 12:30 p.m. from someone claiming to have seen a body being dumped from a car on Carbon Canyon Road, about one-quarter of a mile east of Olinda Drive, Police Lt. James Winder said. Officers found the body of a man in his mid- to late 20s lying in the road.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 5, 1992
Los Angeles city fire officials on Sunday were investigating the cause of a late-night blaze in Reseda that killed a 42-year-old man and gutted a house. The charred body of the man, whose name was not released pending positive identification, was found by firefighters after they extinguished the flames at 17834 Cantara St., Fire Department spokesman Bob Collis said. The fire, which broke out about 11:45 p.m. Saturday, was doused by firefighters in about 20 minutes.
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May 21, 1992 | FRANK MESSINA
Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a young man who died Sunday morning after being struck by a car Saturday night at the I-5 immigration checkpoint--the sixth pedestrian death at the federal post this year. "We're asking the public to lend us a hand so we can return his body to the family," said Lt. Bob Rivas of the Orange County Sheriff's Department, "so he can be buried appropriately among family and not be lost and buried as a John Doe."
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