Body found in Los Angeles River; investigation underway

LINCOLN HEIGHTS, LOS ANGELES

L.A. sheriff's deputies said that the body was found in the concrete-lined channel near the 1700 block of Spring Street in the Lincoln Heights area just before 7:30 a.m.

The river level is currently shallow near the Spring Street Bridge between Chinatown and Lincoln Heights, and homeless people often camp in the riverbed.

The victim was identified as 21-year-old L.A. resident Pearson Kim Taing.

Anyone with information was urged to contact the L.A. County Sheriff's Department at (323) 890-5500. If you prefer to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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