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Firefighters Find Burnt Body On Lake Hughes In Castaic

Firefighters Find Burnt Body On Lake Hughes In Castaic

Detectives with the Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide and Arson/Explosives Detail  are investigating the scene where a body was found near Lake Hughes Road, mile marker 5N32, Lake Hughes.


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Los Angeles County Fire Department firefighters discovered a burned body early 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. 

The body has not been identified and authorities have not determined the gender or age.

Los Angeles County firefighters found the remains after a report of a brush fire at 6 a.m. on Lake Hughes Road and Castaic Road.

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


Firefighters Find Burnt Body On Lake Hughes In Castaic

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