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Posted on: October 1, 2021

MEDIA RELEASE ~ Deceased Adult Male Found on San Gabriel River Bank

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Irwindale, CA:  On Friday, October 1, 2021, at about 8:04 P.M., officers from the Irwindale Police Department responded to the report of a deceased person on the bank of the San Gabriel River near the Lower Azusa Road overpass in the city of Irwindale.  

Officers responded to the area and, with the assistance of officers from the Arcadia Police Department, located a deceased male adult in a homeless camp on the upper portion of the riverbed’s east bank, directly under the Lower Azusa Road Bridge.  It appeared that the male had been deceased at the location for a significant, but still undetermined, length of time.  

Detectives from the Irwindale Police Department responded to the scene and conducted an investigation. The cause of death remains under investigation.  

The name of the deceased male is not being released at this time, pending his identification and the notification of his next of kin by the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office.  

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Detective Nicolas Lopez from the Irwindale Police Department’s Detective Bureau by phone at (626) 430-2239 or by email at nlopez@irwindaleca.gov.

Information may also be provided to us anonymously by calling 800-222-TIPS or via the LA Crime Stoppers website at www.lacrimestoppers.org. 

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Media Contact:    Sergeant Rudy Gatto, Public Information Officer (PIO), Phone (626) 430-2245 / Email rgatto@irwindaleca.gov


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