Man found dead along 5 Freeway in Burbank was Alaska Airlines pilot

A 55-year-old man found dead along an off-ramp of the 5 Freeway in Burbank was an Alaska Airlines pilot, sources said Wednesday.

A passerby spotted the body along a fence at the Scott Road off-ramp about 6 p.m. Tuesday and called authorities, said Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn. Paramedics arrived and pronounced the man dead.

He was identified as Clifford Morris of Richland, Wash., Ryburn said.

Sources confirmed Morris was an Alaska Airlines pilot who was in town on business. He had been staying at a local hotel.

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— Kate Mather and Andrew Blankstein, Los Angeles Times

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