The body of a homeless person was found this morning near the Echo Park Recreation Center on Bellevue Avenue, according to police. There were no signs of foul play and the body was transported from the scene by the coroner’s office, according to an officer with the Rampart Department. He had no further details. One person who drove past this morning said he saw police and “what looked like a body on the play equipment in the center of the playground.”
Update: A Recreation and Parks employee was told that a maintenance worker discovered the body of a man early this morning on one of two small bridges in the playground. The man was barefoot and clad in shorts when his body was found.