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50-Year-Old Man Found Beaten To Death In His Costa Mesa Home

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The body of a 50-year-old man was found on the floor in his Costa Mesa home yesterday, and now police are asking for the public's help figuring out what happened to him.

Costa Mesa police were called to the man's home in the 1700 block of Whittier Avenue around 4:20 pm yesterday, according to the Orange County Register. A friend peeked inside the windows of the home after knocking on the door and getting no response. The acquaintance saw the man's body and called police.

What happened to the man isn't clear. It appeared that the victim had been assaulted and had serious injuries on his head and body, detectives told the Register. The man lived alone, but there's no evidence that anyone broke into his home. It's not clear how long he was dead before police were called to the scene.

The man's name and ethnicity are being withheld until the next-of-kin is notified. Anyone with information should call Det. Carlos Diaz at (714) 754-5097 or the investigations division at (714) 754-5205.