Coroner: Man's Body Found Decomposing in Fairfax District Died of Gunshot Wound

The victim has not been identified

By Samantha Tata
|  Wednesday, Jun 13, 2012  |  Updated 12:46 AM PDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Decomposing Body Found in Car Died of Gunshot

NBC10Philadelphia.com

advertisement

A man whose body was found decomposing in the rear seat of a Cadillac Escalade in the Fairfax district Saturday died from a gunshot wound to the stomach, the coroner’s office said Tuesday.

The body was found parked near Willoughby and Genesee avenues (map) Saturday morning, when a stench coming from the car prompted someone to call police, LAPD said.

As of Tuesday, the body was still listed as “John Doe,” coroner officials said.

"The case is a homicide," Coroner's Investigator Dana Bee said Monday.

Authorities did not say who the vehicle was registered to. It was found next to the city limit between Los Angeles and West Hollywood, two blocks northeast of Fairfax High School.

Police urged anyone with information regarding the case to contact West Bureau homicide detectives at 213-382-9470 or 1-877-LAPD-24-7.


View Larger Map

Follow NBCLA for the latest LA news, events and entertainment: iPhone/iPad App | Facebook | Twitter | Google+ | Instagram | RSS | Text Alerts | Email Alerts

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
What's New
Running Dry
Coverage of the California drought. Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out