According to a report from the LA Daily News, fisherman discovered a body floating in the Peck Road Water Conservation Park early yesterday morning. Officers responded and found the body of a male just off shore. Although there were no obvious signs of foul play, the death is suspicious and will be investigated by both APD Detectives and the LA Co. Coroner. The LASD Dive Team assisted with the removal of the body. The Conservation Park is located on the boarder of Arcadia, El Monte and unincorporated portions of the County, on Peck Road, south of Live Oak.
As noted by Brian Day in the CrimeScene blog, this is indeed the second suspicious death reported at the Park in less than a year. The Park has a large body of water with minimal improved shore line. Although open during the day, the Park is fenced and closed at night. The Park attracts all sorts of folks including fisherman, picnickers, walkers, transients, trespassers, and those looking for a little quiet. Like any other body of water, one has to be careful around the shore with footing, especially at night. Stay on the trails, use only the improved shoreline and visit the Park during the posted hours.