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Man's Body Discovered Near Vasquez Creek

Hikers discovered the deceased man in dense brush, autopsy pending.

Officials will begin working Monday to identify the remains of a man that was discovered in the Angeles National Forest Saturday.

Hikers from Tujunga discovered the body around 6:30 p.m. near the base of a waterfall at Vasquez Creek, according to a statement released by the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department. The hikers notified officials who traversed the terrain to reach the body, but it was in an area replete with thick brush.

Coupled with the impending darkness, authorities waited until Sunday morning to retrieve the body, officials said.

Members of the Emergencies Services Detail, along with the Sheriff's Special Enforcement Bureau reached the body with the help of a helicopter.

It was not revealed how long the body may have been there.

Authorities would not say whether the deceased man was the for more than a week. 

What do you think of this discovery? Share your thoughts below.

Jessica Hamlin July 03, 2012 at 05:11 AM
Of course, D Shelley. We'll update as we get them.
WMB July 03, 2012 at 03:51 PM
"What do you think of the deceased man found in the forest?" This question seems rather insensitive to put at the end of the article. The whole situation is very sad and I don't know that it's necessary to ask readers to comment on every article posted.
Jessica Hamlin July 03, 2012 at 04:26 PM
WMB, it was not meant to offend or be insensitive, but just to ask a question. It is a sad discovery and given that a Turkish engineer has been missing and his vehicle was found near the area, we were wondering what readers thought of the discovery. No one is forced to answer any questions but I appreciate your thoughts.
Pat July 03, 2012 at 04:54 PM
I agree with you. Sometimes a story should just be reported. Just the facts m'am.
NICOLE July 03, 2012 at 05:14 PM
I agree that this question is insensitive. Someone's loved one has been found dead, and such an open ended question invites conjecture when such few facts are known to the public. I agree with WMB that this rote question doesn't need to be posed in some situations, such as this one.

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