SMPD: Apparent Suicide On PCH

Monday, 23 Apr 2012, 3:17:00 AM

Parimal M. Rohit

(This is a police graphic, not an actual Santa Monica Police Department vehicle.)
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(This is a police graphic, not an actual Santa Monica Police Department vehicle.)

The Santa Monica Police Dept. reported a dead body was discovered near Pacific Coast Highway between Palisades Park and Santa Monica State Beach at about 9 a.m. Saturday morning.

According to Sgt. Richard Lewis: “The case is under investigation at this time. It appears to be a suicide and the decedent has not been identified as of this time.”

The deceased was reportedly found without identification or a note but described as a white male in his early to mid 30s, roughly 200 pounds, and about six feet tall. Reports also indicate northbound lanes of the PCH were shut down moments after police officers arrived on the scene.

An autopsy has been scheduled, according to the SMPD.

A full update will be made available in Friday's print edition of The Mirror.

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