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Castaic Burning Body Not Related To Missing Teen Case

Castaic Burning Body Not Related To Missing Teen Case

A burning body that was found near Lake Hughes Road a week ago is not that of missing teen Bryce Laspisa, according to Sheriff’s Department officials.

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“It was related to a murder (in South Los Angeles),” said Detective Eddie Brown of the Homicide Bureau of the Sheriff’s Department.

“There are three suspects in custody,” Brown said. “It was a coincidence that (the body dump) was occurring at the time that this happened.”

The body belonged to a murder victim who lived in South Los Angeles, according to Sheriff’s Department officials.

“It’s not related to (the body in Gorman) and not related to any other case,” Brown said.

The body was found at by a cyclist near Lake Hughes Road, mile marker 5N32, in Lake Hughes.

Los Angeles County Fire Department firefighters discovered a burned body at 6 a.m. last Wednesday in the Castaic area, and detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding the location, after Los Angeles County Fire Department personnel extinguished a fire at the site.

Aerial video showed several Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department vehicles along Lake Hughes Road. The body was located on the side of the two-lane road.

Authorities are conducting a search for a missing college student north of the location in the Castaic Lake area, but there was no indication the discovery is connected to that investigation.

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Source: Santa Clarita News

Castaic Burning Body Not Related To Missing Teen Case

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