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Night Hikers Discover Dead Man's Body In Rancho Palos Verdes

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Sheriff's Homicide Detectives were called near the 5600 block of Palos Verdes Drive to "investigate the circumstances surrounding the shooting death of a man," according to a LASD news release.

The body was reportedly discovered by hikers at Abalone Cove Shoreline Park shortly before 10 p.m. Friday evening, said Lt. Dave Dolson, Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau, notes NBC LA.

“It appears a murder has taken place here,” said Lt. Dolson. Investigators say the crime scene is a very close to the coastline. “It looks like there’s some shrub brush, and maybe a hiking trial, and the ocean and water are about 100 yards away,” said Lt. Dolson.

The man's body is currently unidentified. An autopsy will be performed. Anyone with information is asked to contact Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500.