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Coroner ID's Body Found on Angeles Crest Highway, Death Considered Homicide

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The man whose body was discovered early Thursday morning at the side of the Angeles Crest Highway about three miles north of La Cañada Flintridge has been identified as Noe Vasquez, reports City News Service. Coroner's officials, however, have not released an age or other information about the victim.

A motorist discovered Vasquez's body at around 5:20 a.m. yesterday. The victim had been shot, and coroner's Assistant Chief Ed Winter says the case is considered a homicide.

Angeles Crest Highway was closed in both directions in the area where the body was found for about 12 hours Thursday.