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Hiker Found Dead Near Henninger Flats

Authorities are still investigating the death of a man found near the Mt. Wilson Toll Road in the Henninger Flats area.

Investigators are still on scene, trying to determine the death of a hiker found in the Henninger Flats area early Sunday.

Authorities were alerted about the body sometime after 9:30 a.m., according to Lieutenant Angela Shepherd of the Altadena Sheriff's Station. Authorities were en route to the scene to aid what was initially reported as a downed hiker. The hiker, a male white in his mid-50s, was described as face down, according to scanner reports.

Upon the arrival of paramedics and deputies and the Altadena Search and Rescue, the man was declared dead. The cause of death is not officially known at this time Shepherd said, but his death appears to be from natural causes.

This story will continue to be updated as information becomes available.

Patrick Lee May 13, 2012 at 08:40 PM
Is it possible this is our missing FBI agent?
Patrick Lee May 13, 2012 at 08:55 PM
Or possibly that missing Fox executive?
Lorraine Pozniak May 13, 2012 at 08:58 PM
I doubt it because the missing FBI agent is only 35.
Lorraine Pozniak May 13, 2012 at 09:11 PM
Well, Gavin Smith IS 57, but I hope it's not him...
Benjamin Pelletier May 14, 2012 at 03:50 AM
I arrived perhaps 15 minutes after the man collapsed (according to others) and his friend was performing CPR when I arrived. The man was face-up when I arrived and it was my impression that multiple people were with him during the entire incident.

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