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News Release

Thursday, August 2, 2001

Media Relations

Dead Body Found Freeway

 

Sun Valley: On Thursday, August 2, 2001, at 3:17 a.m., North Hollywood Area patrol officers responded to a citizen call of a "Dead Body Investigation" located on the east side of the northbound Golden State Freeway at Lankershim Boulevard in the Sun Valley area of Foothill Division. Upon arrival at the scene, officers located a decomposed body of a male of unknown descent or age. The body was in the bushes on the side of the freeway. The cause of death is unknown.

On Thursday, August 2, 2001, at 3:17 a.m., North Hollywood Area patrol officers responded to a citizen call of a "Dead Body Investigation" located on the east side of the northbound Golden State Freeway at Lankershim Boulevard in the Sun Valley area of Foothill Division. Upon arrival at the scene, officers located a decomposed body of a male of unknown descent or age. The body was in the bushes on the side of the freeway. The cause of death is unknown.

Foothill Homicide detectives responded to the location and assumed responsibility for the investigation along with the Los Angeles County Coroner's Investigators.

The Los Angeles Police Department is seeking assistance from witnesses who may have information, which may lead to the identity of the deceased. The community is asked to call 818-834-3115 or 818-834-3105 during business hours. After hours, contact department command Post at 213-485-2504.

This press release was prepared by Public Information Officer Jason Lee, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.