Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

Decomposing Body Discovered in Stevenson Ranch Area

Hikers found a decomposing body in the Stevenson Ranch area Saturday, authorities said.

The discovery was made about 11:30 a.m. off Pico Canyon Road at Southern Oaks Drive, according to Lt. Leo Bauer of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Santa Clarita station.

"We believe it is male, a John Doe," Bauer said.

Deputies were securing the scene so homicide detectives and coroner's officials could determine whether the death was from natural causes or a homicide, he said.

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