Man’s body found in San Gabriel River near 405 Freeway

A man’s body was discovered in the San Gabriel River near where it flows under the 405 Freeway Monday morning, according to authorities.

It’s unclear at this point how the man died or if there was any foul play involved, but homicide detectives were investigating, Long Beach police said.

The man was first spotted shortly before 11 a.m., according to Long Beach Police Department spokeswoman Jennifer De Prez.

“Upon arrival, officers located the body of an adult male on the east side of the river,” De Prez said.

Photos from the scene show the man was naked.

Police shut down the bicycle path along the east side of the river while they investigated. No further information was immediately available.

Long Beach Police and Fire Department on the scene where a body of a man was discovered on the East side of the San Gabriel river, near Willow Street and College Park Drive in Long Beach California, Monday, March 4, 2019. Photo by Stephen Carr

Homicide detectives were investigating, but it’s unclear so far how the man died. Photo by Stephen Carr.

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Jeremiah Dobruck is the breaking news editor for the Long Beach Post. He began his journalism career in 2007 as an intern at Palos Verdes Peninsula News and has worked for The Forum Newsgroup in New York City, the Daily Pilot and the Press-Telegram. He lives in Torrance with his wife, Lindsey, and their two young children.