Coroner IDs Body Found in Trunk as North Hollywood Man
The body of Dion Michael Shivers, 44, was discovered last Friday
A body was found Friday morning in the trunk of a car on 146th Street in the Harbor Gateway area of Los Angeles.
Updated at 1:16 PM PST on Monday, Jan 21, 2013
A body found last week in the trunk of a parked car in the in Harbor Gateway area near Gardena was identified Monday as that of a North Hollywood man.
The body of Dion Michael Shivers, 44, was discovered around 9:15 a.m. Friday, Jan. 18, in the 500 block of West 146th Street (map), according to the Los Angeles County Department of Cornoner.
A dog-walker noticed the trunk was ajar on a late-model Nissan that neighbors said had been parked on the street for days. Inside the trunk, he found a wrapped-up body.
The Los Angeles Police Department's Gang Homicide Division was investigating.
Coroner's Lt. Joe Bale said an autopsy was pending to determine the cause of death.
Published at 1:13 PM PST on Jan 21, 2013