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Body of missing LA hiker found with emaciated dog by his side


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A missing hiker has been found dead in Griffith Park two weeks after going missing with his dog by his side.

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Oscar Alejandro Hernandez, 29, was first reported missing on March 16. He was last seen near the park’s ride hiking trails, according to the missing person’s flyer.

This undated photo released by the Los Angeles Police Department shows Oscar Alejandro Hernandez. A hiker who went missing two weeks earlier has been found dead in Griffith Park with his dog by his side, authorities said. Hernandez was reported missing on March 16, 2022. His body was found Thursday, March 31, in a remote area of ​​City Park. Her dog, King, was alive but emaciated. He apparently hadn’t left Hernandez in two weeks, a relative told KNBC-TV. There was no immediate word on the cause of his death. (Courtesy of the Los Angeles Police Department vis-à-vis the AP)
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Hernandez’s body was found March 31 with his dog, King, by his side. It appears he hadn’t left Hernandez for two weeks and was found in an emaciated state.

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The Los Angeles Fire Department, Los Angeles Police Department, park rangers and family members were at the park the night the body was found.

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An investigation is currently underway. The LAPD told Fox News there were no immediate updates at this point. The investigation will take several weeks.

The Los Angeles County coroner’s officer performed an autopsy on April 1. The cause of death has been reported.

sergeant. Ruben Arellano, a watch commander at the station in charge of Griffith Park, said there was no reason to believe foul play was involved.

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