Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.

This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.

News

Body Found in Chantry Flats That of Murder Suspect Kevin Pochter

KevinPochterSuspect.jpg
Kevin Pochter
Before you read more...
Dear reader, we're asking you to help us keep local news available for all. Your tax-deductible financial support keeps our stories free to read, instead of hidden behind paywalls. We believe when reliable local reporting is widely available, the entire community benefits. Thank you for investing in your neighborhood.

The body discovered yesterday in the Chantry Flats area of the Angeles National Forest has been confirmed as being that of 53-year-old Kevin Pochter, the man suspected of killing his longtime friend, 53-year-old Dean Ron Albert, according to the Associated Press. Pochter's body was found "on Monday morning about six miles from Mount Wilson," and a handgun was found close by.A manhunt was conducted over the weekend in an attempt to locate Pochter, named as a suspect in the shooting death of Albert, whose body was discovered Thursday night in the Chantry Flats area. Albert and Pochter have been described as lifelong friends.