Cause of death, ID remain under investigation after workers find decomposed body near Whittier Narrows Dam

PICO RIVERA — The identity and cause of death of a badly decomposed body discovered by county workers earlier this week on a causeway near the Whittier Narrows Dam remained unknown Thursday, officials said.
The body was discovered about 8:40 a.m. Tuesday, about 200 yards north of the Whittier Narrows Dam and 100 yards west of Pico Rivera Bicentennial Park, by Los Angeles County Department of Public Works flood control workers as they were conducting a survey, Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials said in a written statement.
“It is estimated the remains had been in this location for several months,” according to the sheriff’ statement.
The unidentified body was found on a bamboo-covered embankment, Los Angeles County Department of Coroner Assistant Chief of Operations Ed Winter said. The condition of the body prevented investigators from determining an age or sex.
An autopsy was scheduled for Thursday afternoon, Winter said.

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