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Man's Body Found on Angeles Crest Highway

The California Highway patrol has closed a portion of Angeles Crest Highway, just north of La Cañada.

Update 9:15 a.m.: Authorities are waiting on additional investigators to arrive at scene where a man's body was discovered, Sheriff's Homicide Detective Toni Martinez told Patch. 

Officials may make a public statement but she indicated that the body is not missing 20th Century Fox distribution executive and former UCLA basketball player Gavin Smith.

Update 8:35 a.m.: The California Highway Patrol identified the body found on Angeles Crest High as a man, according to NBC4

Shell casings were apparently at the scene of the crime, according to an official.

A body has been found on Angeles Crest Highway just north of Foothill Boulevard, said Sgt. Debra Herman of the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station.

The road has been closed at Angeles Forest Highway and Big Tujunga Canyon Road, she said, noting folks driving in from the Antelope Valley will need to find an alternate route. The road is expected to be closed for several hours. 

"We really don't know what's going on at this point, '' Herman said, noting cellular reception is spotty in the area, slowing reports coming in from the field. 

LCF Patch is heading to the scene. We'll update this story as more details become available.

Ted Trentman May 11, 2012 at 04:35 PM
This is sad news.
Donna Evans May 11, 2012 at 05:24 PM
Yeah, whenever I cover stories like these the first thing I think about are the people's families. Somewhere there's a photo of this guy on someone's mantle. And this is how it ends? Yeah.

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