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Body found on remote trail near Laurel Canyon Park

Hiker found dead on 'remote trail' near Laurel Canyon Park

A body was discovered Monday on a remote trail near Laurel Canyon Park, officials said.

The Los Angeles Fire Department received a call from a hiker about a person “down or injured” around 8:45 a.m., spokesman Brian Humphrey said. Air and ground crews were deployed to the scene, and discovered a person dead near the 8300 block of Mulholland Drive.

Los Angeles Police Department Sgt. Dave Cueto said Monday afternoon that the person, a white man in his 50s, died of an apparent self-inflicted wound to the chest. The man has yet to be identified, and Cueto could not specify the type of wound. 

“It seems to be a suicide,” he said. 

The person was found about a five-minute hike from the road, Humphrey said.

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UPDATES

1:36 p.m.: This post has been updated with information from the LAPD, saying the man died of an apparent suicide. This post was originally published at 10:17 a.m.

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