Gardener found dead in backyard pool in Sunland

A 72-year-old gardener was found dead in the backyard pool of a Sunland home, and police believe it was a drowning.

The renter of the single-family home in the 10900 block of Meseta Drive near Orcas Avenue came home around 6 p.m. Tuesday and saw his gardener’s truck parked outside.

Around 9 p.m., when he left for the store, he noticed the truck was was still there, but there was no sign of the gardener.

He asked neighbors who also use the gardener, and they indicated they had not seen him.

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