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Dead, Decomposed Body Found in Lakewood Storm Drain

By Brian Hews

A dead body was found in the storm drain next to the 605 Freeway at Carson Street in Lakewood on Thursday morning prompting members of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Division to launch an immediate investigation.

The body that was located, appears to be that of a male adult, and was found by a Caltrans worker who apparently was doing work in the area at approximately 1:30am on Thursday.

A spokesperson of the LASD told Hews Media Group-Community Newspaper that, “the body is badly decomposed. Preliminary investigation seems to indicate that the death is non-criminal in nature.”

There is no further information available at this time.

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 website lacrimestoppers.org.