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Body Found Near Laurel Canyon Park Is A Suspected Suicide

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Police suspect the body discovered on a remote trail near Laurel Canyon Park this morning is the victim of a suicide.Firefighters got a call from a hiker around 8:45 a.m. this morning that there was another possibly injured hiker near 8350 Mulholland Drive. They sent crews in to search for the hiker and discovered a body. The body was found about a 5-minute hike from the road in a remote section of the Hollywood Hills, Brian Humphrey told the Los Angeles Times.

Authorities haven't released details about the victim's gender, cause of death or injuries. But a spokeswoman for the LAPD said they suspect it's a suicide: "It's being treated as suicide, the coroner is doing their own investigation."

If someone you know exhibits warning signs of suicide: do not leave the person alone, remove any firearms, alcohol, drugs or sharp objects that could be used in a suicide attempt, and call the U.S. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) or take the person to an emergency room or seek help from a medical or mental health professional.