Body found in dry wash of Los Angeles River near Elysian Park

An aerial view of the Los Angeles River flows through a concrete channel and near a residential neighborhood.
The Los Angeles River flows near residential neighborhoods near Elysian Park on March 29.
(Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)

A body was found Tuesday morning in the dry wash of the Los Angeles River near the Elysian Park neighborhood, according to authorities.

Firefighters discovered the corpse around 7:30 a.m. in the 400 block of North Avenue 19, the Los Angeles Fire Department said in a news release.

The Los Angeles Police Department launched a death investigation. It had no specifics on the cause of death.


A man in his 50s was found dead next to a burning Tesla near a vacant commercial building in Valley Village late Monday, according to authorities.

May 2, 2023

This is a developing story. It will be updated when more information is available.