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Body Found Near Southern California Edison Tower

The body appears to be male. Authorities are investigating the incident as an apparent suicide.

A body was found Saturday morning near the bottom of a Southern California Edison tower around the ridgeline west of Las Flores Canyon, near Lake Avenue and Loma Alta Drive in Altadena, according to authorities.

Fire Station 11 in Altadena got the call about the body's discovery at 11:45 a.m. Saturday. It took investigators about 30 minutes to travel on foot to the body's location with the aid of a hiker, as it was not near any developed trails, said Captain Jeff Sims of the L.A. County Fire Department.

Sims said the body appeared to be male, and the investigation is now being handled by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The department is investigating the death as an apparent suicide, according to Lt. Mary Leef of the Sheriff's Department.

xui January 30, 2013 at 04:24 PM
thank you so much and pray for you and for your courage,my tito was everything to me and thanks again for respecting him
MtnManMike January 30, 2013 at 05:58 PM
May he rest in peace. My sympathies to the family and friends left behind. This forum is not the place for such details. It's a very private matter. Peace to all.
MtnManMike January 31, 2013 at 02:18 PM
Yesterday, I saw some kids heading up to the power towers to pay their respects. One of the girls was wearing slip on shoes, and a short skirt. Keep in mind that the tower is located about 900 feet up a very steep firebreak. If you are headed up there, lug-soled shoes or boots are pretty important. It might be a good idea to erect a memorial at the bottom of the hill, so friends and family can safely pay their respects.
Mxvst February 04, 2013 at 08:14 AM
Whats your email sp o can ask wuestions please i was a close friend to him and i just wanna the truth please
Anthony Hernandez February 15, 2013 at 11:45 PM
To the person who found my brother RIP Antonio (Tito) am his brother Anthony I want to know the truth email me anthonyhernandez933@yahoo.com

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