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Decomposing Body Found In The Cahuenga Pass

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(credit: Eliot Schechter/AFP/Getty Images)

(credit: Eliot Schechter/AFP/Getty Images)

HOLLYWOOD (CBS) —  A decomposing body was found in the Cahuenga Pass Wednesday in an area frequented by transients, police said.

The body was examined by Los Angeles police detectives and later turned over to the coroner’s office for further investigation.

Police received a report of a body on a hill on the side of the Hollywood (101) Freeway near the Mulholland Drive/Woodrow Wilson Drive bridge about 5 p.m., and someone led officers to the remains, Los Angeles Police Department Sgt. Sal Ogaz of the Hollywood Station said.

Officer Cleon Joseph said coroner’s investigators would attempt to determine the cause of death and determine the person’s name.

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