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Man's body found in skid row hotel

April 15, 2011 | 10:30 am

Map shows location of where a man's body was found in downtown. Source: Google Maps Los Angeles police detectives are investigating the death of a man whose body was found Friday morning at a skid row hotel near the Central L.A. police station, officials said.

Although the investigation was in its preliminary stages, LAPD Lt. Paul Vernon said initial information led detectives to believe the man died of blunt-force trauma.

The man's body was found about 7:30 a.m. in a single-room occupancy building in the 600 block of Wall Street. Detectives were at the crime scene, interviewing potential witnesses.


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Image: Map shows location of where a man's body was found in downtown L.A. Source: Google Maps

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