Josue Salvador Pedraza Antunez, a 28-year-old Latino, was pronounced dead on Saturday, July 8, after his body was found near Frenchmans Flat Campground in the 38000 block of Golden State Highway in Castaic, according to authorities.
Pedraza Antunez lived in Newhall, where he had worked washing dishes and washing cars, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. John Corina.
He went to the campground that day with a couple of other people, Sgt. Domenick Recchia said. The day was hot, and Piru Creek, which runs near the campground, is a popular place for people to play, he said.
What happened after he arrived is unclear, Corina said. Around 5:35 p.m., people walking along the creek discovered Pedraza Antunez’s body half-submerged in the water. When paramedics arrived, they discovered he had been stabbed multiple times, according to coroner’s records.
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