Body found near elementary school in Santa Clarita: LASD

An investigation is underway after a man's body was discovered at a park near an elementary school Wednesday morning, according to authorities. 

The body was found near Charles Helmers Elementary School just before 7 a.m., officials said. 

On Thursday, the Los Angeles County coroner's office identified the man as Wesley Dettra, 21, of Valencia. An autopsy was pending to determine his cause of death. 

A gun was also recovered at the scene, according to the sheriff's office.