Malibu Canyon bodies are gang-related, sheriff says

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 death of 19-year-old Roger Eli Chavez-Barahona, whose body was discovered on an embankment next to Piuma Canyon Road July 27. Chavez-Barahona died from multiple gunshot wounds, the L.A. County coroner said.

Barahona’s body was the second one discovered in recent ...

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