NEWS DEPARTMENT OF CORONER
County of Los Angeles
Anthony T. Hernandez, Director
Lakshmanan Sathyavagiswaran, M.D.
Chief Medical Examiner-Coroner
1104 North Mission Road
Los Angeles, CA 90033
Craig Harvey, F-ABMDI
Chief Coroner Investigator
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Coroner Case #2008-07146 – JOHN DOE # 214
The County of Los Angeles Department of Coroner is seeking the public’s help with the identification of an unidentified male.
He was found on a hillside at Foothill Boulevard and Paxton Street in Sylmar, near the overpass of the east-bound SR-118 freeway and the south-bound I-210 interchange, after a fire had been extinguished on October 13, 2008 at 9:50 am. The fire was an extension of the Marek wildfire. He appears to be a White or Hispanic male, between 45-60 years of age. He is approximately 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighs approximately 100 pounds. Apparently he had lived in a makeshift shelter in the area. A small to medium size dog was found with him. The dog had a blue collar with “WOOF” in clear stones. No identification was found at the scene.
Facial photo not available.
CLOTHING DESCRIPTION: None JEWELRY: None SCAR/TATTOOS: None
Anyone with information on his identity is asked to please contact Inv. Daniel Machian at the Los Angeles County Coroner Identifications Unit at (323) 343-0754 or the Coroner Investigations Division at (323) 343-0714 (24-hours).