A Hazardous Materials crew with the Los Angeles County Fire Department is on the scene of an investigation at Hungry Valley State Park, fire officials said Tuesday.
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“Our initial Fire engine was dispatched at 1:58 p.m.,” said Inspector Scott Miller of the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
“They were investigating an unconscious person in a car with possible containers,” Miller said.
“They’re about to approach the small car,” said Leon Worden of SCVTV. “They’re putting up crime-scene tape now,” he said at 4:12 p.m.
A sheriff’s deputy on the scene said it was being treated as a homicide investigation, Worden said.
The body was reportedly found at Lane Ranch Campground, about two miles of dirt road west of the south entrance to the Hungry Valley Recreation area, Worden said.
The cause of death, if any, is not known.
The Sheriff’s Department, as well as U.S. Forest Service officials are leading the investigation.
As of 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, investigators with the Homicide Bureau have not been called to the scene, according to officials with the Sheriff’s Department.
There are unconfirmed reports of a suicide, according to officials.
Witnesses reported the smell of a sulphurous compound
A body was reportedly found at 8 a.m. by state park rangers, according to a witness.
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Source: Santa Clarita News