West Side check.
A badly decomposed body was discovered Saturday afternoon on the bank of a creek on the city's West Side by a crew that was mowing weeds in the area.
Police on the scene said the state of the body, which was found naked, made it impossible for detectives on the scene to determine the age and race of the victim or to estimate a cause of death.
The body was discovered in the high weeds of the creek bank that runs along Tampico Street, near San Fernando Cemetery Number 1. A neighbor who lives near where the body was found said there has been an uptick in gang activity in the area recently.