Identity of hiker found dead in Angeles National Forest on Saturday still unknown

Authorities on Wednesday continued to try and ascertain the identity of a hiker who was found dead Saturday morning in the Angeles National Forest.

Another hiker found the man’s body around 7:47 a.m. near the Gould Mesa Debris Basin Dam on the east trail near La Cañada Flintridge, said Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Sgt. Cynthia Gonzales.

It appeared the body had been there for several days, said Los Angeles County Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter. Authorities said Saturday that there had been no recent reports of missing hikers in the area.

The hiker may have fallen 100 feet down a canyon while trying to either climb up or down a steep incline, Winter said.

“Evidently nobody was with him when he fell,” Winter said on Wednesday.

No other details on his injuries were released.

An autopsy is pending, Winter said.

-- Alene Tchekmedyian, Times Community News

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