Missing Hiker Found Dead in Apparent Suicide

The Santa Monica man went missing Thursday in Pacific Palisades.

A 44-year-old Santa Monica man reported missing Thursday after failing to return from a hike in Pacific Palisades was found dead with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Los Angeles Police Department Officer Bruce Borihanh said the man's body was discovered 10:20 p.m. Thursday in a trail area near Mandeville Canyon Road and Sunset Boulevard.

The hiker was reported missing around 5:35 p.m. Thursday in that area of Pacific Palisades. A helicopter was called in to assist in the search, according to police.

Family members of the missing man called police when he failed to return from the hike, KCAL9 reported.

City News Service contributed to this report.


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