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Body found in San Pedro is likely a suicide, coroner official says

March 11, 2013 |  7:27 am

053465.RE.1001.guide.6.KHA woman found dead in San Pedro’s Sunken City area likely jumped to her death, an L.A. County coroner official said Monday.

The woman, described as a 40-year-old Latina, appears to have jumped Sunday from a coastal cliff just east of Point Fermin on San Pedro’s southern edge, said Lt. Cheryl MacWillie.

Emergency responders received a call about 5:20 p.m. and found the body after a search by air, ground and water, a Los Angeles Fire Department official said. The body was removed by a helicopter.

The woman has not yet been identified.

The Sunken City is an old residential neighborhood that has been fenced off for decades after it began slipping into the ocean in 1929.


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Photo: Cliffs near Point Fermin in San Pedro. Credit: Ken Hively / Los Angeles Times