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Unidentified man found dead in Laguna Canyon on Monday, autopsy to be performed this week

On Monday, June 10, at approximately 7 p.m., Orange County Sheriff’s Department (OCSD) was notified by LBPD that the body of a deceased male was found in a brush area off Laguna Canyon Road near Woodland Drive. 

LBPD was called to the area at approximately 6 p.m. after a person in the area found the body. It was determined that the area was county unincorporated, not in LBPD’s jurisdiction, so OCSD personnel responded.

“From initial on-scene examination by the coroner, the body appears to be that of an adult male, age unknown, and has not been identified,” OCSD PIO Carrie Braun said. 

Braun added, “The body was decomposed and investigators are unable to determine a preliminary cause of death due to the decomposition and environmental factors. The environmental factors may have factored into the condition of the body, but this will be determined.”

It’s unknown at this time how long the body had been there. 

The coroner investigators are handling the ongoing death investigation to include determining the identity of the decedent and additional information surrounding the circumstances of the death.

“Due to the condition of the body at the time of discovery, it is being handled as a death investigation unless the autopsy and investigation provide additional information,” Braun said. “As is the case in all deaths where the cause is not immediately known”.

The deceased will be examined during an autopsy to be performed later this week.

Unresponsive Laguna Beach male at Main Beach revived by Emergency Services and taken to hospital 

On Wednesday, June 12, at 5:15 p.m., LBPD, LBFD, and Marine Safety personnel were dispatched to Main Beach for an unresponsive male subject.

“Lifeguards arrived on scene and administered Narcan to a local homeless subject,” Sgt Cota said. 

Sgt Cota said the Narcan was successful in reviving the 46-year-old Laguna Beach subject and that he was transported to the hospital for medical treatment.