BREAKING NEWS: Hiker Discovers Dead Body Near Bridge to Nowhere

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The San Dimas Sheriff’s Department is investigating the discovery of a deceased person found in the San Gabriel Mountains above San Dimas.

The body was discovered after 5 p.m. near Prairie Fork Road, south of the Bridge to Nowhere by a male hiker. The gender and age of the body was not immediately known.

The hiker who discovered the body phoned his girlfriend, who then phoned the Sheriff’s Department, said Sgt. Vicki Gregory of the San Dimas Sheriff’s Station.

Deputies with the San Dimas Search and Rescue Team are on scene and have located the body. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau are en route, along with the Los Angeles County Office of Medical Examiner-Coroner, Gregory said.

It was not immediately known how long the body may have been near Prairie Fork Road.

A hiker in his late 60s had been reportedly missing for 10 days near the Bridge to Nowhere, said a GCN reader who wished to remain anonymous. A volunteer search team was scheduled to begin searching for the man starting Sunday morning.

Sgt. Gregory said she is unsure there is a connection between the reported missing hiker and the dead body. Gregory said authorities are aware of a man who does go up for days at a time to the same area.

“There was a discussion on that. There is a prospector who would go up there for a few days. His car would move around, so he was obviously in contact with the car,” Gregory said.

No further information is available.