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Investigation Into Body Wrapped in Plastic Turned Over to LAPD

An investigation into the slaying of a man whose body was found wrapped in plastic near train tracks in Burbank is being turned over to the LAPD, after homicide detectives concluded that the killing took place in Los Angeles.

The body of Nshan Balyan, a 30-year-old resident of North Hollywood, was found dumped in the 600 block of Victory Boulevard last Thursday. The coroner said Balyan had died of multiple gunshot wounds.

Burbank police detectives served a search warrant at a home in the 6700 block of Orion Avenue in Van Nuys two days later in connection with the slaying, the Burbank Police Department said. Evidence was collected and one person was arrested on an unrelated charge.

The Burbank Police Department said in a news release Thursday Balyan is believed to have been killed in Los Angeles and dumped near the train tracks. The case is now in the hands of the LAPD's Valley Bureau Homicide Division.

"Burbank Police investigators will continue to work with our colleagues at LAPD to ensure continuity and ultimately work towards a successful prosecution of Balyan's killer(s)," the release said.

Balyan's body was found nearly entirely wrapped in plastic, with only the feet exposed.

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