Dead Body Found Beside 10 Freeway in West Covina

An unidentified body was found in a small field along the 10 Freeway in West Covina Wednesday morning, according to authorities.

After receiving a call from a passerby who saw what appeared to be a body near the freeway, police officers responded to the 3200 block of E. Holt Avenue in West Covina, where they found the victim lying by the bushes next to the freeway, the police department said in a news release Thursday.

The male victim did not have identification on him, and police said it was difficult to determine details about his description because the body had already begun decomposing.

The cause of death remained unknown as of Thursday afternoon.

Authorities are still investigating, and no more details were available.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the West Covina Police Department at 626-939-8500.