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Decomposing remains found in car are human, officials say

The decomposing remains found in a vehicle parked in the Fairfax district near West Hollywood on Saturday are human, coroner's officials said Sunday.

Los Angeles police responded to a vehicle parked near Willoughby and North Genesee avenues after reports of a foul odor coming from the area, said Sgt. Frank Preciado.

Officers found decomposing remains in the vehicle but were not immediately able to tell if it was a body.

Coroner's officials said Sunday morning that they had not identified the victim nor determined a cause of death, and the investigation was ongoing.

Neighbors told KTLA the black Cadillac Escalade had been parked in the same spot since Thursday.


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