ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST (CBSLA.com) — A man hiking in the Angeles National Forest on Saturday afternoon discovered a body covered in dirt and debris, about three and a half miles up a trail.
An investigation is underway to determine if the body is that of a hiker reported missing in the area.READ MORE: COVID Vaccination Site Opens In Chinatown To Help Area Seniors With Access
A hiker said he was on a trail Saturday afternoon when he came upon a man looking for his friend who was believed to have gone missing in the area. They later found the body in the course of their search.READ MORE: Former LASD Deputy Gets 7 Years In Federal Prison For $2M Marijuana Heist
It’s unclear how long the body, which has not yet been identified, has been in the hills.
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies on Sunday morning set up a command post near Prairie Fork Trail to investigate the incident. They were preparing on Sunday morning to recover the body.MORE NEWS: LAUSD Begins Phased-In Reopening Tuesday