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

Dead Woman's Body Found Floating In Echo Park Lake

Stories like these are only possible with your help!
You have the power to keep local news strong for the coming months. Your financial support today keeps our reporters ready to meet the needs of our city. Thank you for investing in your community.


A woman’s dead body was found floating in Echo Park Lake this morning.Firefighters were called to the park at 7:32 a.m. when the body of a woman in her 60s was spotted floating in the water, City News Service reports. A pair of crutches was found by the lake, fueling police suspicion that it was an accident. An investigation is underway.

Despite Echo Park's gritty past and reputation, there's no record of bodies having been found in the lake as a result of a murder, according to The Eastsider, though many bodies have been found in the lake throughout its history thought to be the result of accidental drowning or suicide. Though some feared Echo Park Lake's draining and renovation would turn up dead bodies, none were found.