Body found near 605 Fwy in Irwindale; investigation underway

Los Angeles County sheriff's officials investigate a scene in Irwindale where a man was found dead on Sunday, May 29, 2016.

An investigation was underway Sunday after the body of a man was found along the 605 Freeway in Irwindale, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

LASD homicide detectives responded to the San Gabriel River wash near the 605 Freeway overpass at Rivergrade Road shortly after 11 a.m. LASD officials said they received a call of a non-responsive person laying on the wash.

Investigators located a body, described only as a man in his 50s, lying in the brush in the riverbed area.

Sheriff's officials said the cause of death was unknown, and the investigation was being handled by the LASD Homicide Bureau.

No further information was released.

Anyone with information about the incident was encouraged to contact the LASD's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. To remain anonymous, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), or texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.
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