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Body found on Altadena horse trail; victim was shot

Crime tape ropes off the scene at an Altadena horse trail, where a passerby discovered a body on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013.

February 17, 2013 12:00:00 AM PST
A passerby made a gruesome discovery along an Altadena horse trail, where a body was found.

The discovery was made at about 8 a.m. Saturday on the 3800 block of Canon Boulevard.

Sheriff's deputies say the victim, 26-year-old Marcus Nieto of West Covina, was shot. The incident is being investigated as a homicide.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500