Body found near Whittier Narrows in Montebello

MONTEBELLO — Police, sheriff’s and coroner’s officials are investigating after a body was found near the Whittier Narrows Recreation Area, officials said.
The body was spotted and reported to police just before 10 a.m. Monday in some brush near Lincoln Avenue and San Gabriel Boulevard, Montebello police Lt. Rich Meadows said.
The body, initially described only as male, was “severely decomposed,” Los Angeles County Department of Coroner Assistant Chief of Operations Ed Winter said.
It was not immediately clear how old the dead person was, how he may have died or how long the body had been there, officials said.
Montebello police, Los Angeles County sheriff’s and coroner’s officials are investigating, Meadows said.

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