Detectives investigate body found at Hart Park restroom

Detectives conduct an investigation after a body was found at Hart Park on Friday, July 31, 2020. Courtesy of SCVTV

Detectives with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau have started an investigation after the body of a man was found at William S. Hart Park Friday morning. 

Parks Bureau deputies received reports of a body found in a park restroom, according to Homicide Detective Ralph Hernandez. 

The incident took place at around 6:23 a.m. on the 24000 block of Newhall Avenue, where Los Angeles County Fire Department personnel also responded to the scene for a medical emergency but found that the person was “dead on arrival,” according to fire officials. 

The man was described as a “caucasian male in his 30s,” said Sarah Ardalani, spokeswoman for the L.A. County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s Office, who also confirmed the person was pronounced dead at the scene at 6:31 a.m. 

Identification and examination into the cause of his death remain pending, she added. 

This is a breaking news story and additional information will be provided as soon as it becomes available. 

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