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-- Megan Garvey and Anthony Pesce
September 23, 2009 | 3:01
Lawrence Crosby, a 50-year-old black man, died Monday, Sept. 7, of an unknown cause, according to Los Angeles County coroner's officials.
He was found dead in the back of an alley in the 5900 block of South Mettler Ave. in Florence at 11:42 a.m. An initial coroner's investigation showed no obvious trauma, and Crosby's cause of death has been deferred pending additional tests, coroner's officials said.
-- Anthony Pesce
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Map: The location where Lawrence Crosby was found dead. Click for Florence's Mapping L.A. page to learn more about the demographics of the neighborhood.