Anthony James Willis, a 35-year-old white man, was pronounced dead on Thursday, March 2, after his body was found near mile marker 18.87 of the Angeles Forest Highway in the Angeles National Forest, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Investigators believe Willis was killed elsewhere and his body dumped off the highway a short time before it was found, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Joe Mendoza.
Willis lived in Palmdale, Mendoza said. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 1:21 p.m.
A passerby found the body about 30 feet off the highway, Mendoza said, and reported it to deputies at 12:49 p.m.
The body was found near the highway’s junction with Big Tujunga Road, according to Ed Winter, the coroner’s assistant chief of operations.
An autopsy revealed that Willis was killed by “sharp force ...
Dean Albert, a 55-year-old white man, was found fatally wounded Thursday, April 28, near Chantry Flats Road and Santa Anita Canyon Avenue in Angeles Crest, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.
Authorities responded to a call about 5:40 p.m. when a passerby came upon Albert on the side of the road. Albert, of Arcadia, had a gunshot wound in his chest. He was later was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.
Investigators identified Kevin Wolfe Pochter, Albert's longtime friend, as the main suspect in the killing.
After the shooting, authorities said they believed Pochter, a 53-year-old white man, left the scene in Albert’s car, a silver 1993 BMW sedan.
The car was spotted Saturday about 11 a.m. in the parking lot of the Mt. Wilson Observatory. Pochter was last seen in the mountains above Arcadia and Monrovia.
Four days after Albert died, Pochter ...