Body Found Ablaze Near Castaic Lake

by Austin Dave, Staff Writer 0

A body, engulfed in flames, was discovered at 6 AM near mile marker 5N32 on Lake Hughes Road. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide and Arson detectives are investigating circumstances around the crime scene.

The incident began after 6:00 AM when a passerby reported a small brush fire to emergency services. Los Angeles County Fire Department firefighters extinguished a fire at the site and found charred remains.

A Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department tent has been erected over the scene and Lake Hughes Road has been closed as authorities continue their investigation. An identification has not been made as of 10:00 AM.

Boats and divers with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Parks Patrol and Lake operations continue to search Castaic Lake area for missing teen, Bryce Laspisa, according to LASD Parks Bureau twitter. The incident remains unrelated.

Anyone with information about the incident should contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500 or “Crime Stoppers” at (800) 222-TIPS (8477).

You can also text the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.

Austin Dave, Staff Writer

Austin spent two years in the GVTV television production class at Golden Valley High School — one year on the staff and one year as the student producer. Following graduation in June 2009 he enrolled in the News Media class at College of the Canyons, where he enjoys his position as Web Director of Cougar News Online (CougarNews.com). In his spare time, Austin films and edits projects for local businesses, schools and bands. Video editing and cinematography are his two deepest passions. He enjoys living in the city of Santa Clarita and is the youngest member of the SCVTV staff.

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