Dead Body Found in Griffith Park

Police and firefighters are investigating a dead body found in a remote area of Griffith Park. Two hikers spotted the body near Bee Rock, which is located above the Old Zoo Picnic Area, and reported it to authorities around 1 p.m.

Erik Scott of the Los Angeles Fire Department said 22 firefighters, including urban search-and-rescue team members, were dispatched to remove the body -- only identified so far as a male by police -- from a rugged hillside.

No information was immediately available on the identity of the body or circumstances surrounding the death.

There were no trail closures due to the investigation, a ranger told KCET.

With reporting by City News Service

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Zach Behrens is KCET's Director of News, Region and State, working on digital and on-air news products that relate to Southern California and beyond.
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