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Body Found Near Southern California Edison Tower

The body appears to be male. Authorities are investigating the incident as an apparent suicide.

A body was found Saturday morning near the bottom of a Southern California Edison tower around the ridgeline west of Las Flores Canyon, near Lake Avenue and Loma Alta Drive in Altadena, according to authorities.

Fire Station 11 in Altadena got the call about the body's discovery at 11:45 a.m. Saturday. It took investigators about 30 minutes to travel on foot to the body's location with the aid of a hiker, as it was not near any developed trails, said Captain Jeff Sims of the L.A. County Fire Department.

Sims said the body appeared to be male, and the investigation is now being handled by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The department is investigating the death as an apparent suicide, according to Lt. Mary Leef of the Sheriff's Department.

not Carl Peterson lll January 28, 2013 at 03:28 AM
I would not call it a trail in the traditional sense. You either go up the firebreak as I mentioned above, or you go up the old driveway road of the cobb estate to the end (15 min walk) turn left just past the water tank, up the very steep trail that catches up to the mentioned fire road, and you can continue to about the 3100 ft level. almost the same elevation as Echo Mt. Trails are about as safe as trails are......bad things happen? Very rare. Much better odds of falling, twisting an ankle, or having some other hikers dog bite you....all of which has happened to me.
wkc January 28, 2013 at 03:44 AM
I hike alone in this area constantly. I am female. Never had an issue.
DMT January 28, 2013 at 04:37 AM
The guy with the knife was the one that made the call to authorities. I saw him talking to the Sheriff when they arrived, and wondered why he carried a 'Rambo' knife!
not Carl Peterson lll January 28, 2013 at 07:43 AM
Angel, I am very sorry for "Tito", and all who knew him. If I may ask, what city is he from?
Rain January 28, 2013 at 10:31 AM
Rip Tito. You always had a huge smile on your face and you never seemed to let anything get you down. Don't know why this happened.
Rain January 28, 2013 at 10:32 AM
He's from east la
LasFloresCynClimber January 29, 2013 at 04:27 PM
I am the person who found the kid, it's a male. I know his name, age, everything. Just looking to see if his death made the news, and found all these silly comments suggesting theres a latino with a rambo knife looking for a pot field....
cee January 29, 2013 at 08:54 PM
if i was top show you a picture would u recognize him?
cee January 29, 2013 at 08:57 PM
did u really??
LasFloresCynClimber January 29, 2013 at 11:20 PM
Yes.
cee January 30, 2013 at 12:13 AM
Hey I have a couple of questions( if u dnt mind )do u have an email ?
LasFloresCynClimber January 30, 2013 at 12:47 AM
You can ask here, I will reply.
cee January 30, 2013 at 01:00 AM
Do u really think it looked like a suicide?
LasFloresCynClimber January 30, 2013 at 01:22 AM
What I saw, it looked like a guy hung himself from the middle power line tower. It looked like a suicide.
cee January 30, 2013 at 01:44 AM
Did he have any belongings? could u see if he had been dead long? Was he wearing a hoodie?
LasFloresCynClimber January 30, 2013 at 01:55 AM
I think you should give me your email adress.
not Carl Peterson lll January 30, 2013 at 03:20 AM
Hmmmmm.........
cee January 30, 2013 at 03:26 AM
Ok calm down everyone I knew him. I wanted details. Dont get ahead of yourselves.
lemon grass January 30, 2013 at 05:58 AM
Cee- you are not family of him so you dont deserve or even need details, so yeah mind your business especially if you're gonna put this publicly.
lemon grass January 30, 2013 at 05:59 AM
Cee- you are not family of him so you dont deserve or even need details, so yeah mind your business especially if you're gonna put this publicly.
cee January 30, 2013 at 06:08 AM
Lemon Grass, first of all who r u to tell me what i deserve? you dont know me. You dont know the memories i had with him. SO YEAH i suggest u mind your business. I have my reasons for wanting more info and i asked him for his email previous to the questions.
Tony January 30, 2013 at 07:17 AM
I have a question to the person who found him. How can u proof it, what type of info can u provide to me to validate is the same person that passed away? Im asking since i was his cousin. To the friend, make sure you keep that info to yourself to many stupid info has been spread around that aint even accurate since us the family doesnt even have the info yet from the detective.
cee January 30, 2013 at 07:29 AM
Seriously were all left wondering what happened!:( but I still cant seem to get his laugh out of my head! Haha man he was something else! I am very sorry for ur loss he was ur cuz longer than he was my friend..
ROBERT E. FISHBACK January 30, 2013 at 02:55 PM
Perhaps offensive for an unknown to horn it, but as an ex P.I. I do become interested in cases like this. For a possible suicide by hanging, what evidence is there for that, Was a piece of rope found tied to the tower? Why would a person hike up there to hang himself..not likely. Has anyone considered that he might have climbed the tower for the adventure and was electricuted ? Forgive me if this is offensive.
xui January 30, 2013 at 04:03 PM
he was my little bro
xui January 30, 2013 at 04:24 PM
thank you so much and pray for you and for your courage,my tito was everything to me and thanks again for respecting him
MtnManMike January 30, 2013 at 05:58 PM
May he rest in peace. My sympathies to the family and friends left behind. This forum is not the place for such details. It's a very private matter. Peace to all.
MtnManMike January 31, 2013 at 02:18 PM
Yesterday, I saw some kids heading up to the power towers to pay their respects. One of the girls was wearing slip on shoes, and a short skirt. Keep in mind that the tower is located about 900 feet up a very steep firebreak. If you are headed up there, lug-soled shoes or boots are pretty important. It might be a good idea to erect a memorial at the bottom of the hill, so friends and family can safely pay their respects.
Mxvst February 04, 2013 at 08:14 AM
Whats your email sp o can ask wuestions please i was a close friend to him and i just wanna the truth please
Anthony Hernandez February 15, 2013 at 11:45 PM
To the person who found my brother RIP Antonio (Tito) am his brother Anthony I want to know the truth email me anthonyhernandez933@yahoo.com

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