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Angeles Crest body is possible gunshot victim

Angeles Crest Highway
Angeles Crest Highway
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Authorities are keeping a portion of Angeles Crest Highway closed where a body found Thursday morning near the Angeles Crest Forest Fire Station is investigated by Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department detectives as a possible shooting victim.

According to Craig Harvey, spokesman for Los Angeles County Coroner, the man, whose identity has not been released, may have suffered a possible gunshot wound, reports the La Cañada Valley Sun.

The California Highway Patrol, who shut down Angeles Crest Highway about three miles north of the 210 in the Angeles National Forest near La Cañada Flintridge, originally anticipated reopening the highway at 10:30 a.m., but it now thinks it will be closed for most of the day.

Detour information has been released for northbound and southbound traffic.

The man's body was discovered around 5 a.m. on the Angeles Crest Highway by a passing motorist who called 911. The location of the body was near the first turnout above the snow gate near mile marker 27, according to Sheriff’s Sgt. Debra Herman, notes the Valley Sun.


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