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Coroner seeks to ID man who died after being found unresponsive

August 29, 2011 |  3:28 pm

Cor Los Angeles County coroner's investigators are seeking to identify a man believed to be a Guatemalan immigrant found in the Westlake district who died a day later.

The man was discovered July 18 unresponsive in front of 2724 W. 6th Street near Lafayette Place. The man, described as in his 20s, was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital, where he died.

Coroner's Chief Craig Harvey said the man told hospital staff his name was Miguel Son and his  birth date was Sept. 29, 1986.

He told the staff he was from Guatemala and had no family in the United States.

Harvey said the coroner's office is working with the Guatemalan consulate but so far has been unable to verify the man's identification.

The man had no wallet or identification papers on him. He was wearing a black plastic watch.

Investigators say he appeared to be Latino, was about 5-feet-1 and weighed 127 pounds.

Anyone with information is asked to call  Investigator Daniel Machian at (323) 343-0754 or the coroner investigations division at (323) 343-0714.

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-- Richard Winton

(Twitter/com/lacrimes)

Image: Map shows location of where a man was found unresponsive in Westlake. Source: Google Maps

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