A vehicle with a body inside was found Tuesday buried in six feet of mud in Palmdale, possibly a victim of the recent storm and resulting mudslide that slammed the area.
The buried vehicle was found about 12:50 p.m. in the 41800 block of Karen Drive, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. Firefighters arrived about 10 minutes later and a crew began digging the vehicle out, a fire department inspector said.
By late afternoon, a body had been found inside the vehicle, according to Tony Bell, a spokesman for county Supervisor Mike Antonovich.
No other information on the body was immediately available.
Sheriff’s homicide detective were on the scene, although sheriff’s officials refused to confirm the discovery of the body — saying only that a death investigation was being conducted in the area.
The Palmdale area was hard hit Thursday by storms that caused mud and debris flows and flooding.
— Wire reports