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Coroner Identifies Body Found on Angeles Crest

A motorist found the male body early Thursday on the side of Angeles Crest Highway. Shell casings were found nearby, according to a source.

Authorities have identified the body found on the side of Angeles Crest Highway Thursday as that of Noe Vasquez, City News Service reports. 

Vasquez was 35 years old, according to the La Cañada Valley Sun. Patch reported yesterday he may have suffered a gunshot wound. No autopsy has been performed yet, the newspaper reports. The death was being investigated as a homicide, said Ed Winter, assistant chief for the Los Angeles County Department of Coroner. 

The body was found at Mile Marker 27, just three miles above La Cañada Flintridge.

The CHP while homicide investigators combed an expansive area of the Angeles National Forest. The road was reopened Thursday night. 

Check back on Patch for more details as they become available. 

richard nixon May 18, 2012 at 09:43 AM
wow, a story about someone shot to death and dumped in the hills above la canada is perfect place for a proofreading lecture and a new subscribers pitch and a promo on behalf of local merchants for the upcoming fiesta days block party bbq carnival on memorial day weekend. nice community.
Gerberachi May 18, 2012 at 12:28 PM
Way to go Ms. Evans. Pick a better forum next time. Nobody gets erased this way that didnt have it coming. People make mistakes in all cities TO lady you know what you're trying to say, regardless God bless whoever loved this man who died.
Toluca Lake Observer May 19, 2012 at 01:48 AM
"Nobody gets erased this way that didn't have it coming." WOW! What a cynical view of humanity. Words can not capture my disdain for your view of the world.
jasmine johnston May 19, 2012 at 08:27 AM
oh people. . . its not like she was trying to advertise out of disrespect... she was answering a question and commenting on another comment. some people like to complain just to complain and can only find happiness in others faults.
Dennis Peters May 19, 2012 at 04:18 PM
Most of these comments are just sad. A young man is found dead, most likely a victim of a violent crime and all you can do is post about your own petty agendas and differences.

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