Body Found on La Tuna Canyon

Updated Aug. 10, 1:38 p.m.

LA County Coroner’s Office has released the name of the man whose body was found wrapped in a blanket in a garbage can on La Tuna Canyon on Wednesday morning. Irvin Alarcon Garcia was 27 years old. Cause of death is unknown as an autopsy is pending, but the coroner has determined the date of death was Aug. 5, according to Sarah Ardalani, spokesperson with the LA County Coroner’s Office.

Updated Aug. 9, noon:

More has been learned about a body discovered Wednesday morning on La Tuna Canyon. Detective O’Donnell with LAPD said, “The body of a male Hispanic was found off La Tuna Canyon just east of the 210 ramp.”

The discovery was made by a pedestrian walking by. The man’s body was found in a household garbage container, not a city-owned garbage container, on the north side of La Tuna Canyon about a half-mile east of the 210 off-ramp.

Presently the man’s identity is unknown; however his age is estimated between 25 and 30 years.

“I would estimate that he was probably there for two days,” said O’Donnell.

No information is released as to how the man died. Police are waiting for a report from the coroner.

Anyone who may have seen anything is urged to call LAPD at (818) 374-9550.



The Los Angeles Police Dept. responded to a call on Wednesday morning concerning a body found on La Tuna Canyon near the former site of the Verdugo Hills Golf Course.

LAPD got a call at 8:20 a.m. regarding the discovery. Homicide detectives responded and discovered the body of a man wrapped in a blanket and placed inside a container. It is not known if this death is gang-related and detectives are investigating, said a LAPD spokesman.

Anyone who may have seen something suspicious is asked to contact LAPD Foothill Community Police Station at (818) 756-8861 or Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.