Teacher's body found in Angeles National Forest
A Southern California elementary school teacher missing for a week has been found dead at the bottom of a bridge in the Angeles National Forest.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said in a news release that a search-and-rescue team was on training exercises Sunday near Big Tujunga Canyon when they found an abandoned vehicle connected to 39-year-old Rigoberto Ruelas.
They searched the area and found Ruelas' body 100 feet below a nearby bridge.
Ruelas was a teacher at Miramonte Elementary School in South Gate. He had arranged to have a substitute teacher Monday and Tuesday, but didn't show up for work Wednesday.
Los Angeles County coroner's officials reached by phone said they have not determined a cause of death.
-- Associated Press
Photo: South Gate Police Department