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Man found dead near Griffith Park Observatory in apparent suicide

Approximate location of incident shown in black.

Authorities said the body of a man was discovered Monday afternoon hanging from a tree in a ravine below Griffith Park Observatory, Los Angeles police said.

The man, who was not identified, is believed to be in his 30 or 40s. He was discovered in the area of the 2800 block of East Observatory Drive after someone called park rangers and the LAPD around 1:35 p.m.

Homicide investigators were dispatched to the scene approximately 60 feet below the trail. As a result of their preliminary investigation, police believe the man died as a result of a suicide.

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Map: Approximate location of incident shown in black. Credit: Los Angeles Times Mapping L.A.

 
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