• Matt Esnayra

Partly decomposed body discovered in a storage container in the L.A River

The LBPD has launched an investigation into the circumstances behind a decaying body found inside a storage container in a shallow part of the Los Angeles River.


On Monday, August 31, at roughly 7:00 p.m., LBPD officers responded to the 3700 block of E 208th Street to assist Long Beach Fire, who discovered the body.

  • According to the police, the decomposing body was partially enclosed within a large storage container and was found resting in a shallow portion of the L.A River.

  • LBPD's homicide detectives were called to the scene and the L.A County Coroner's Office would later take possession of the body to determine the cause of death.

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