Body Found in Canyon Country Riverbed; Investigation Underway

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A body was found in a riverbed in Canyon Country on Sunday, June 7, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

An investigation was underway Sunday morning after a body was found in a riverbed in Canyon Country, authorities said.

A caller reported the discovery about 9:13 a.m. near the intersection of Sierra Highway and Jakes Way (map), just south of the Santa Clara River, according to a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Santa Clarita Valley station.

Deputies responded to the area and located a “deceased male,” the spokesman said.

It was not immediately known whether the person was the victim of foul play or died of natural causes, the Sheriff’s Department said.