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Body Pulled From Reservoir Too Decomposed to Immediately Identify

A coroner's official said it would take time to identify the man found in a car that was dragged out of the San Gabriel Reservoir Thursday.

A coroner's official said the dead body of a man found in a car dragged out of the San Gabriel Reservoir Wednesday was too decomposed to immediately identify.

Ed Winter, spokesman for the Los Angeles County Department of Coroner, told Patch that it would take more time to identify the man because his body was so decomposed. No additional details about the man were available, he said.

"We're going to keep working on this," Winter said.

The body was found inside a submerged car that was pulled from the reservoir in the Angeles National Forest Wednesday morning. Employees of the tow truck company that dragged the car out of the water found the body, according to City News Service.

Sheriff's officials initially told City News Service that the car had been in the reservoir for some time and that authorities were aware of its presence there. They decided to pull it out after receiving calls when the car became visible because water had receded, according to CNS.

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chuck weiss November 15, 2012 at 08:57 PM
So sorry to hear the loss of life involved with this find, but then a part of me is relieved that it isn't the car of the missing mother from La Crescenta. I hope she is found safe.
Kirsten Winter November 18, 2012 at 04:59 PM
I want to know why did the authoritize not pull the car out if they knew it was in there already? Why would they keep a car that has all the fuel and oils in a reservoir? Besides that every crime show ends up with having a dead body in the trunk or car... I pray that this can bring a family peace and closure, knowing where their loved one is.

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