Investigators with the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner were still, as of Monday evening, trying to locate next of kin for a woman found dead near the bridge at Whites Canyon Road in Canyon Country Sunday morning.
“We have not released the name of the decedent. ID is pending notification of next of kin,” coroner spokeswoman Sarah Ardalani said Monday.
Santa Clarita Valley sheriff’s deputies received a call at 7:45 a.m. Sunday for a single-person rescue in the wash near Whites Canyon Road with assistance from the Los Angeles County Fire Department, according to Lt. Doug Mohrhoff.
She was later pronounced dead at the scene, according to Mohrhoff.
Officials with the coroner’s office were notified of the incident at 10 a.m. and were dispatched to the scene, according to coroner spokesman Jeffrey Guilmette.