Man Found Dead Down Embankment in Angeles Crest

A section of the Angeles Forest Highway in Palmdale is seen in a Google Maps Street View image on April 28, 2019.

A section of the Angeles Forest Highway in Palmdale is seen in a Google Maps Street View image on April 28, 2019.

A man was found dead down an embankment in the Angeles National Forest near the Angeles Crest unincorporated area of Los Angeles County Sunday, authorities said.

Deputies found the body near the north side of the Angeles Forest  Highway at around 10:30 a.m., the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said.

The search for the unidentified man began after a resident alerted Palmdale authorities about a possible dead body in the area.

Paramedics pronounced the victim dead at the scene, the Sheriff’s Department said.

Authorities said the cause of death was unknown as of Sunday evening.

The case is still under investigation.

Anyone with information was asked to contact the Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. To provide information anonymously, call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

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