A woman’s dead body was found floating in Echo Park Lake this morning.
Firefighters were called to the park at 7:32 a.m. when the body of a woman in her 60s was spotted floating in the water, City News Service reports. A pair of crutches was found by the lake, fueling police suspicion that it was an accident. An investigation is underway.
Despite Echo Park's gritty past and reputation, there's no record of bodies having been found in the lake as a result of a murder, according to The Eastsider, though many bodies have been found in the lake throughout its history thought to be the result of accidental drowning or suicide. Though some feared Echo Park Lake's draining and renovation would turn up dead bodies, none were found.