MONTEBELLO (CBSLA.com) — Authorities say a decomposing body was found Saturday in a flood control channel in Montebello.
The flood channel is frequented by the homeless, a Montebello Police lieutenant said.READ MORE: Flight From New York's JFK To John Wayne Airport Diverts To Denver After Flight Attendant Attacked By Passenger
Officers were dispatched at 4:19 p.m. Saturday to the Rio Hondo channel, a block south of the Whittier Boulevard bridge on the Montebello-Pico Rivera city limits. Someone had discovered a body, said Lt. Ricardo Rojas said.
Rojas said the area is frequented by transients and the homeless.READ MORE: Clippers Lose to Cavaliers 92-79
The body appears to have been at the location for some time. Due to the state of decomposition, the cause of death, gender, and race were not immediately clear, police said.
Detectives asked anyone with any information regarding the decomposed body to call them at (323) 887-1200, ext. 248.MORE NEWS: Beverly Hills Police Department Accused Of Racial Profiling
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