NORTH GLENDALE — A 57-year-old Rancho Palos Verdes man who was found dead Monday may have fallen off a hillside near Scholl Canyon Landfill, officials said.
Yoshiya Watanabe, who suffered from memory loss and diabetes, was discovered dead about noon Monday on the Glendale hillside after his family reported him missing Thursday morning, officials said.
Watanabe was found Monday wearing the same pajamas as when he went missing Thursday, Glendale police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said.
“Detectives believe it was just a very unfortunate and tragic situation,” he said.
Police have preliminarily ruled out any foul play, but are waiting for an official cause of death from the Los Angeles County coroner’s office.