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Body Found Tied to a Tree on Property of Prestigious Studio City Prep School
By Sam Brodey
A man was found tied to a tree this morning across from the exclusive Studio City prep school Harvard-Westlake.
The body was found by a school security guard in a wooded area owned by the school at around 8:15 a.m. opposite the school entrance on Coldwater Canyon Avenue, according to The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle.
The prep school—renowned both for its academics and A-list alumni such as Jamie Lee Curtis, Jason Reitman and both Gyllenhaal siblings—confirmed that the deceased man had no connection to the Harvard-Westlake community.
LAPD said that the man, who was in his 30s, may have committed suicide, but an investigation into his death is ongoing. His identity has not been released, but CBS Los Angeles said there was no reason to believe that the man was the FBI agent or Fox Studio exec who went missing.