- Associated Press - Saturday, October 29, 2016

SIERRA MADRE, Calif. (AP) - Search-and-rescue workers have recovered a body in the Angeles National Forest believed to be that of a missing hiker.

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s officials said the man’s body was found Saturday near the base of Hermit Falls, a popular hiking destination in Southern California.

County coroner’s and sheriff’s homicide investigators are looking into the man’s identity and cause of death.

The body is believed to be that of 63-year-old John Richard King, an experienced hiker who left his home in La Puente on Thursday morning and never returned.

King’s car was found in the parking area of Chantry Flat, the start of the hiking trail.

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