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Missing hiker's body found in LA park with dog by his side

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Posted at 10:52 AM, Apr 02, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-02 13:52:21-04

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say a hiker who went missing more than two weeks ago was found dead in Griffith Park with his dog by his side. Twenty-nine-year-old Oscar Hernandez was reported missing on March 16.

His body was found Thursday night in a remote area of the sprawling urban park. His dog, King, was alive but emaciated.

A relative says the dog apparently hadn’t left Hernandez’s side for two weeks. Hernandez was last seen near the park's merry-go-round hiking trails.

There's no immediate word on the cause of his death. A watch commander at the station in charge of Griffith Park says foul play is not suspected.