Body Discovered in Barrel Washed Up on Malibu Beach, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Investigates

A grim discovery unfolded on Monday morning at Malibu Lagoon State Beach when a 55-gallon drum washed up on the shore, containing a body.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department was alerted to the scene after a lifeguard spotted the barrel around 10:30 a.m. Deputies promptly brought the barrel ashore and found the deceased individual inside. As the investigation unfolds, authorities are urging anyone with information about the case to come forward.

The Grisly Find

A shocking scene greeted the lifeguard at Malibu Lagoon State Beach when a 55-gallon drum surfaced on the shore. The lifeguard wasted no time and immediately notified the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department upon making the discovery. Deputies arrived at the scene, pulled the barrel ashore, and uncovered the body concealed within.

Details Yet to Be Uncovered

As the investigation is still in its early stages, details regarding the cause of death and the identity of the deceased have not been released.

The tweet below verifies the news:

The authorities are expected to conduct a thorough examination to determine the circumstances surrounding the tragic incident.

Seeking the Public’s Assistance

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is urging anyone with information related to the case to come forward and assist in the investigation. Those with relevant information are asked to contact the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. Alternatively, tipsters may reach out to Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS or use the designated website to provide anonymous tips.

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