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Homicide detectives investigate discovery of body in drainage ditch along Lakewood freeway

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LAKEWOOD, California — Sheriff's homicide detectives are investigating the discovery of a body in a drainage well on a Los Angeles County freeway.

City News Service reports Caltrans workers doing maintenance early Thursday found the badly decomposed body along the center divider of the 605 Freeway in Lakewood.

Sheriff's Lt. Alicia Malone says the identity of the dead person was not immediately determined.

The HOV lanes of the freeway in both directions were closed during the investigation.

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