Body Found In Echo Park Lake, No Evidence Of Foul Play
The death of an individual found floating Wednesday afternoon in Echo Park Lake is not currently being investigated as a homicide, according to authorities.
A police officer on a foot patrol in the Echo Park area was flagged down at around 4 p.m. and notified of a body seen floating in the lake, reports ABC 7. LAPD and fire officials responded, and pulled an adult male body out of the water.
LAPD Detective Meghan Aguilar told LAist that although Homicide officers from LAPD's Rampart Division did initially respond to the scene, there was no immediate evidence of foul play, and so the case is not being handled as a homicide at this time. The body has been transported to the coroner's office. "If during the autopsy they discover any evidence of foul play or believe it was a homicide, they'll notify LAPD again. But at this point it's not an LAPD crime report," Aguilar said.