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Coroner IDs body found Thursday on Angeles Crest Highway

California Highway Patrol officers closed Angeles Crest Highway on Thursday, May 10, after a man’s body was discovered near mile marker 27.
California Highway Patrol officers closed Angeles Crest Highway on Thursday, May 10, after a man’s body was discovered near mile marker 27.
(Raul Roa/Staff photographer)

The body found on Angeles Crest Highway Thursday morning has been identified as 35-year-old Noe Vasquez, a Los Angeles County coroner’s official said today.

Coroners officials have not yet completed an autopsy on Vasquez to determine his cause of death, although authorities on Thursday said he may have died of a gunshot wound.

Larry Dietz, a spokesman for the cororner’s office, said officials have not yet determined Vasquez’ city of residence.

Vasquez’ body was discovered near the Mile 27 marker on Angeles Crest Highway above La Cañada Flintridge early Thursday morning, prompting authorities to close the road in both directions.

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The California Highway Patrol reopened the highway shortly before 5 p.m. Thursday.

--Bill Kisliuk, Times Community News

Twitter: @bkisliuk

 

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