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Headless human body discovered in Irwindale

Authorities investigate in Irwindale after a headless human body was found on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014.

February 13, 2014 12:00:00 AM PST
Authorities said a headless human body was found at a homeless encampment in Irwindale Thursday night.

The gruesome discovery was made around 5:30 p.m. near Irwindale Avenue and Foothill Boulevard.

Police received a call from someone who came across the body in some brush near the riverbed. The head was found a short distance away from the body. According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, the body is that of a male adult.

Sheriff's homicide detectives are helping Irwindale police with the investigation.

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