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Body found in suitcase in Los Angeles County wash, identity, cause of death unknown

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GLENDALE, California — Police say Los Angeles County workers found a body inside a suitcase in a wash in Glendale.

Police Lt. Bruce Fox tells City News Service the workers were cleaning out the Verdugo Wash in Glendale about five miles north of downtown Los Angeles in anticipation of overnight rain when they found the suitcase Monday morning.

They opened the suitcase, found the body, and called police.

The coroner's office will determine the man's identity and the cause and timing of his death.

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