Coroner IDs Body Found in Trunk as North Hollywood Man

The body of Dion Michael Shivers, 44, was discovered last Friday

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    A body was found Friday morning in the trunk of a car on 146th Street in the Harbor Gateway area of Los Angeles.

    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.

    Body Found in Trunk of Vehicle in South LA

    [LA] Body Found in Trunk of Vehicle in South LA
    Neighbors reported the car after it was parked on the street for days near the 110 Freeway. The body and the car were towed away for further investigation. Michelle Valles reports from Harbor Gateway for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on Jan. 18, 2013. (Published Friday, Jan 18, 2013)

    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.

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