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Body found floating in Echo Park Lake over the weekend

A body was found floating in Echo Park Lake, seen here in 2014, over the weekend.

A body was found floating in Echo Park Lake, seen here in 2014, over the weekend.

(Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)

A body found floating in Echo Park Lake on Saturday morning appears to be that of a 27-year-old man who was reported missing days earlier, according to officials and family members.

The Los Angeles County Coroner’s office said on its website that 27-year-old Ramon Piche Beltran died Saturday and that his body was discovered at a lake. Facebook user Stephanie Piche posted on Friday that her brother had been missing for three days and was last seen at Echo Park Lake.

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Los Angeles Police Department officers were called to the 700 block of Echo Park Avenue around 10:40 a.m. Saturday for a death investigation, said LAPD Officer Aareon Jefferson.

The death investigation had to do with a body found floating in the lake, said Sgt. Rene Chavez with LAPD’s Rampart Division.

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