Gang dumps bodies in Malibu Canyon

Sheriff’s department reports new trend

MARKER—The campground at Malibu Creek State Park was the scene of a June 22 murder. The safety of state parks has come into question. Acorn file photo

A Los Angeles-based street gang is responsible for the two bodies discovered recently in Malibu Canyon, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said.

Detective Karen Shonka of the sheriff’s Homicide Bureau is investigating the most recent incident: the death of 19-year-old Roger Eli Chavez-Barahona, whose body was discovered on an embank...

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