(Update as of Thursday July 11, 2013, 8:51 PM)
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide detectives are continuing their investigation into the circumstances surrounding the discovery of a dead body on Thursday, July 11, 2013, at approximately 3:30 PM, in the 1500 block of North Peck Avenue, Manhattan Beach.
Detectives have learned that city workers were moving a dirt pile when a suspiciously wrapped object appeared. They summoned Manhattan Beach Police Department officers, who determined the object to be a human body.
Due to the condition of the body, the race, age, identification and length of time deceased will be determined by the Coroner’s Office.
There is no further information available at this time.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call “Crime Stoppers” by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), or texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.