ECHO PARK — Police were investigating the discovery of a body this morning in Echo Park Lake. Authorities were called to the lake at 10:50 a.m., said LAPD spokeswoman Rosario Herrera. She did not have any information about how the person died.
Brian Humphrey with the L.A. Fire Department said the department received a call about a person found in the lake this morning but had no further details.
Pictures taken by one woman showed an area near the lake’s boathouse had been sealed off with police tape.
Update on April 24: The man has been identified as 27-year-old Ramon Piche Beltran, according to Capt. John Kadis with the county coroner. The cause of death has not been determined. A posting on Facebook said he had been missing since the middle of last week.
Update @ 4:37: p.m.: Sgt. Rudy Alaniz at the Rampart Division said the victim was a male but had no other details. He said the body was reported by workers at the park.
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