SANTA CLARITA (CBS) —  The body of a man was found face-down in the Santa Clara River bottom Tuesday in the Canyon Country area of Santa Clarita.

Authorities were sent to the riverbed near Soledad Canyon Road and Langside Avenue about 2 p.m., said Jerry McKibben, an investigator with the Los Angeles County coroner’s office.

It’s not clear how the unidentified man died, but McKibben said that at this point, the death was listed as accidental. There was speculation that the deceased may have been swept into the water during last weekend’s strong storm.

Katie Clark, reporting overhead in Sky9, said the body was found at Soledad Canyon and Whites Canyon Road.

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Comments (5)
  1. Nomi says:

    better check home boys immigrations status

  2. Nita says:

    My guess is that it’s the homeless man who’s been hanging around our neighborhood.

  3. mark says:

    I wonder why the article explicitly points out that the body was face down… does that imply foul play or something? What is the significance of that?

  4. Jennifer Houck says:

    Is anyone missing a man?

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