Authorities this afternoon are investigating the discovery of a body on an island in the L.A. River south of Los Feliz Boulevard, according to the L.A. Fire Department.
Update: Police have identified the body as that of Elias “Eli” Rodriguez, the 14-year-old Pacoima boy who went missing last week, the L. A. Times reports. But officials have not provided any description of the body, which was found in the channel between Atwater Village and Los Feliz at about 1 pm.
One resident reported a heavy police presence in the area and that nearby access to Griffith Park appeared to be blocked.
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