LOS ANGELES COUNTY, CA. (THECOUNT) — James Anthony Swist, of Mission Hills, California, has been identified as the body found on a Los Angeles County freeway onramp on Tuesday.

The body of Jim Swist, 59, was found on the Ronald Reagan (118) Freeway on-ramp in Mission Hills on Tuesday.


According to reports, Swist’s body was discovered on the embankment adjacent to the Sepulveda Boulevard on-ramp to the eastbound 118 Freeway before the start of the morning rush hour Tuesday.

His death is being considered a homicide, however, a California Highway Patrol spokesperson stopped short of providing a cause of death.

CHP homicide investigators are asking for witnesses to come forward.

Anyone with possible information on the case should contact the CHP’s Southern Division Major Crimes Unit at 323-644-9550 9557 or the Los Angeles Communication Center at 323-259-3200.


Geo quick facts: Los Angeles County, officially the County of Los Angeles, is the most populous county in the United States and in the U.S. state of California, with more than ten million inhabitants as of 2018. It is the largest non–state-level government entity in the United States. Mission Hills is a suburban neighborhood in the City of Los Angeles, California, located in the San Fernando Valley. It is near the northern junction of the Golden State Freeway and the San Diego Freeway. The Ronald Reagan Freeway bisects the community – Wikipedia.