PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) — A body and a car buried under feet of mud have been found at the scene of a flash flood that inundated a road northeast of Los Angeles last week.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department says fire crews excavating the car off a road in Palmdale discovered the body Tuesday afternoon.

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Homicide investigators were heading to the scene.

It could be the first death related to a storm last Thursday that sent a wave of water sluicing through the Mojave Desert roadway and closed Interstate 5 at the Grapevine.

Flooding also mired more than 100 cars and trucks in tons of mud on nearby State Route 58 in Kern County.

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Crews have carted away the mud and expect to clear those roads within 24 hours.

Meanwhile, the search for a 67-year-old man swept away during flooding at the foot of the Tehachapi Mountains area was suspended Tuesday because deep mud made it too dangerous.

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