Monday, November 22, 2010

That's What They Mean By Body Surfing

Venice, CA

Venice is home to some of the priciest, trashiest real estate in Southern California. Drug houses share blocks with architectural marvels, the homeless and the hipsters pass each other on the street. It's a tough call which one brings the character of the place down more. Venice 13 and the Shoreline Crips call it home.

At least until you get to the canals.

Between Pacific and Ocean, Washington and Venice they criss-cross through this tiny community of homes in the two to three million dollar range. Rows of apartments and cheaper homes block the view like pawns guarding kings. With only one entrance and one exit for cars if you don't know it's there you may never find it. And the rich men and women who live there like it that way.

So imagine their surprise when they find a corpse floating by their front doors.

The body of a thirty-something male in a black jogging suit was found in the Grand Canal Saturday morning. Cause of death hasn't been determined, yet. Or how he got there.

L.A. County Lifeguards went in after him with a rescue surfboard and sort of, you know, surfed him to the shore. No word on whether he was hanging ten at the time.

1 comment:

Chris said...

Jogging will kill a mofo.