The Los Angeles County Coroner is asking for the public’s help identifying a body found in Sylmar last year.
The man’s corpse was discovered on Oct. 13 on a hillside
at Foothill Boulevard and Paxton Street near the overpass of the
east-bound SR-118 freeway and the south-bound I-210 interchange, after a fire
had been extinguished. The fire was an
extension of the Marek wildfire.
He was white or
Hispanic and 45 to 60 years old. He stood about 5 feet 3
inches tall and weighed approximately 100 pounds.
He may have lived in a makeshift shelter in the area. A dog was found with
him. The dog had a blue collar with “WOOF” in clear
Anyone with information can contact Investigator Daniel Machian at (323) 343-0754 or the Coroner
Investigations Division at (323) 343-0714.