A child was found dead near a park in South El Monte, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) reported.

Authorities received the report at 8 a.m. Friday in the 1200 block of Lerma Road in South El Monte.

Several sheriff’s patrol cars are in the park where the minor was found. Additionally, detectives from the Homicide Unit are on the scene. So far, no details have been released about what happened.

The area is close to a hotel, close to a Whittier Narrows recreation area.

LASD has requested that if you have any information related to this investigation, call (323) 890-5500.

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