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Employee Found Dead Near Malibu Restaurant

The man was found dead near Guido's Restaurant off Pacific Coast Highway



    Employee Found Dead Near Malibu Restaurant
    Outside Guido's Restaurant in Malibu, where authorities say a man was slain minutes before the restaurant closed Sunday night.

    An employee of a Malibu restaurant was found dead Sunday outside the business in a shopping center just off Pacific Coast Highway, according to sheriff's deputies.

    The deceased, an employee at Guido's Restaurant, was confronted by several subjects in a parking lot behind the shopping center businesses. The body was found in front of the restaurant.

    A co-worker told NBC4 the man was last seen Saturday night. The deceased was in his mid-20s, said co-worker Victor Barraza.

    "No problems with anybody," Barraza said. "He's a real nice guy."

    Initial reports indicated the man was shot. Authorities later indicated the man was "brutally beaten," but as of 10 a.m. authorities had yet to determine a cause of death.

    A witness told police that the man had injuries to the face, said Sheriff's Lt. Eddie Hernandez.

    Authorities received reports of the body at about 8:30 p.m.

    Call 323-890-5500 with information about the case.

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