The bodies of two females were discovered Wednesday afternoon in the southern part of a popular park in Montecito Heights, and homicide detectives were investigating, according to LAPD.
The bodies were spotted by a woman walking her dog in the park, Los Angeles Police Department Sgt. Marlon Marrache said.
The call came in at 2:21 p.m. from Mercury and Boundary avenues, according to Officer Matt Ludwig with LAPD’s Media Relations Section.
Responding officers found the bodies of two females.
Police at the scene described the victims as being between 18 and 25 years old, adding that both women were fully clothed and showed no apparent signs of trauma.
The area being investigated by police was the southern edge of Ernest E. Debs Regional Park, a sprawling and hilly park popular with dog-walkers, joggers and hikers.
Aerial video from Sky5 showed detectives were working in a brushy area where the bodies were located, apparently just a few dozen feet from a trail. The bodies appeared to be clothed, and about 20 or so feet apart.
The nearby 4400 block of Victorine Street was blocked off by yellow police tape, and investigators were speaking to people at an apartment complex there.
Several residents told KTLA that there were multiple incidents in the area of a man threatening women in the park. Marrache said he did not have information on those reports.
The sergeant stressed that the investigation was in preliminary stages.
“We’re exhausting every avenue to investigate this matter,” Marrache said. “Cases like this … take a very, very long time to resolve and to investigate.”
The case was being handled by homicide investigators from LAPD’s Hollenbeck Division.