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Lifeless Body Found Floating In Rio Hondo Wash; Victim Suffered Blunt Force Trauma

Map of the area were the the body of a male adult Hispanic was found on Saturday near Pioneer Park.

Map of the area were the the body of a male adult Hispanic was found on Saturday near Pioneer Park.

By Randy Economy

The lifeless body of a man was found floating in the Rio Hondo Wash on Saturday has prompted law enforcement officials to open up a homicide investigation.

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau detectives were continuing their investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of a man that occurred on Saturday at approximately 3:35 PM, in the 3500 block of Santa Anita Avenue, El Monte.   The location was near Pioneer Park.

In a statement to the media on Sunday, detectives have learned that pedestrians were walking in the area when they observed a body floating in the Rio Hondo Wash, in the City of El Monte.

The victim, a male Hispanic 25-35 years old, suffered blunt force trauma and possible stab wounds.  The identity of the deceased man has not been determined.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call “Crime Stoppers” by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), or texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or by using the websitelacrimestoppers.org.

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