Rancho Palos Verdes missing man's body found in San Rafael Hills

February 7, 2011

A car belonging to a missing Rancho Palos Verdes man was found abandoned on a dirt road directly between Chevy Chase Canyon and Scholl Canyon Road, Glendale.

Rancho Palos Verdes missing person Yoshiya Watanabe's car was found by a hiker and reported to Glendale Police Sunday afternoon. A search began and continued until midnight.

Monday morning (today) at 6:00AM, a major deployment of Glendale Police and Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department personnel are searching the entire area.

Shortly after noon the remains of 57 year old Yoshiya Watanabe were located, not very far from his vehicle.

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