Man Found Dead On 5 Freeway Off-Ramp

BURBANK ( — A man was found dead Tuesday on the side of the Golden State (5) Freeway.

Burbank police were called at 5:55 p.m. to the Scott Road off-ramp on the southbound side of the freeway, where a man was lying motionless.

The man was subsequently pronounced dead by paramedics. He was later identified as Clifford Morris, 55, of Washington state.

Officials say Morris was not a transient or homeless.

The off-ramp was closed and the CHP issued a SigAlert at 6:47 p.m.

Detectives said they, along with the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office, consider the death suspicious.

Anyone who may have seen something suspicious on the off-ramp between midnight and 6 p.m. Tuesday was asked to call police at (818) 238-3210.

(©2012 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)


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