An autopsy is planned for a decomposed body that was found in the Angeles National Forest.
A crew clearing brush on Monday made the grisly discovery near a stretch of State Route 2, about 15 miles north of downtown Los Angeles.
Coroner's assistant Chief Ed Winter says the badly decomposed body is that of a male, but had no information on the person's possible age.
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