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Body Discovered 'in a pool of blood' Behind Pasadena Business [UPDATED]

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Authorities in Pasadena are treating the discovery of a deceased male found behind a business on the 900 block of E. Washington Boulevard as a homicide. "The victim, identified only as a man in his 30s, was found in a pool of blood at the scene behind a taco shop about 1:15 a.m." notes the Star-News.

Other reports indicate that the body was discovered not behind a taco shop, but rather behind King King's Barber Shop & Salon, located at 928 E. Washington Boulevard. A live report on KTLA also put the crime scene at the barber shop.

Cmdr. John Perez of the Criminal Investigations Division of the Pasadena Police Department say they are searching for a "person of interest" however no other details about the victim, suspect, or the crime were made available.

UPDATE: The victim is the 43-year-old owner of the King King's Salon, who went by the name "King King." Pasadena Police say King was assaulted with an unknown weapon after he closed up his shop for the night Tuesday. King had been expecting company, his friends told authorities investigating the case. A few people from a nearby halfway house have been detained by police for questioning in conjunction with the case.