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Death called 'suspicious' after man's body is found in Watts alley

October 9, 2012 |  9:29 am

Approximate location of incident shown in black.

Police are investigating a “suspicious death” after finding a man’s body in a Watts alley early Tuesday morning.

They did not say why the death may be suspicious or whether the man may have been the victim of violence, said Los Angeles Police Department Officer Christopher No. The victims was identified as being in his 40s.

“It is considered … a suspicious death,” No said, adding the investigation was ongoing.

The Los Angeles Fire Department was called to the alley in the 2200 block of East 112th Street at about 6:30 a.m., when the man was confirmed dead at the scene, said department spokesman Brian Humphrey.


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Map: Approximate location of incident shown in black. Credit: Los Angeles Times Mapping L.A.