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1837 - Trapper Peter LaBeck killed by grizzly bear at El Tejon [story]


A body found hanging from a tree Thursday in the Santa Clara River bed in Canyon County was identified by a coroner’s official Friday.

Preliminary reports indicate the death of Luis Alejandro Novoa Segura, 24, of Canyon Country, was a suicide, said Lt. R. Hays of the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office.

The determination could change after the medical examiner completes an autopsy, he said.

Nova Segura’s family reportedly found the him in the wash behind Soledad Canyon Road, near Camp Plenty Road, and called medical personnel. He was declared dead at the scene.

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station officials received a report of a dead body found around 3 p.m., according to Lt. Rob Hahnlein of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station.

Homicide detectives were not available Thursday to comment on their investigation.

 

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36 Comments

  1. R.I.P. Luis Novoa. He was a good guy. I’m heartbroken over this.

  2. May God have mercy on his soul. Prayers of comfort for family and friends during this difficult time.

  3. I feel for his family. So sad.

  4. Aaron Leon Aaron Leon says:

    Mike Arreola that the tree we use to go to play paintball

  5. Aaron Leon Aaron Leon says:

    Mike Arreolamaybe not its in Santa Clarita

  6. Was wondering if he was on antidepressants…… Anyway, so sorry!

  7. Tammy Swaim Hubbard he was a good kid, heart of gold. I knew him, worked with him……it’s very sad

  8. So sad. Bless his family & may he rest in peace.

  9. My best friend and always will be love you bro

  10. Sarah McClelland that’s close to me

  11. Hope he finds happiness where he is now.

  12. Mirian Vidal Mirian Vidal says:

    Luisito rest in peace.

  13. I’m very sorry to hear bad news like that my heart goes out to the family and friends

  14. Blessed soul…return to creators loving heart…

  15. Blessed soul…return to creators loving heart…

  16. Such a tragedy, and I haven’t seen it covered elsewhere. Some places do not publicize suicides but it feels like this should have been

  17. Such a tragedy, and I haven’t seen it covered elsewhere. Some places do not publicize suicides but it feels like this should have been

  18. R.I.P :( una gran perdida…una persona muy valiosa y un gran ser humano..

  19. glady says:

    you will be missed luis…we are puzzled and your work was appreciated at walmart…we wish we could of helped you thru your tough times but god watches over you now….

  20. Siempre tenia un espiritu tan alegre q me cuesta pensar porq lo hizo, mientras viva en nuestra mente el seguira entre nosotros, descansa en paz mi querido amigo :'(

  21. Vago nos harás mucha falta. Descansa en paz

  22. Jéssica de Salazar says:

    Que descanses en paz Luisito, siempre te vamos a recordar con mucho cariñó, gracias por esos momentos de felicidad junto a mis hijos, paz y resignación a la familia, mi familia y yo nos unimos a ese profundo dolor.

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