Body Found Near Middle School in Watts

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The body of an unidentified person was discovered at Markham Middle School on July 13, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

Summer classes were scheduled to continue at Markham Middle School in Watts after a body was discovered near the campus Monday morning.

The body was found near the school’s auditorium on East 104th Street and Compton Avenue (map), Los Angeles Police Department Officer Lilliana Preciado said.

The LAPD and Los Angeles Fire Department responded to reports of an overdose victim when the body was discovered.

It was unclear if overdose was the cause of death.

Summer school at the campus was scheduled to continue, school spokesman Patrick Synclair said.


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