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Rotting Corpse In Car Case: Victim Died of Gunshot Wound

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There's been some progress made in the case of the man whose rotting corpse was found this weekend inside a car parked in the Fairfax District. The coroner's office has confirmed the victim died from a gunshot wound to the chest.

The remains were in an advanced state of decomposition, notes City News Service, however authorities were able to clearly determine the cause of death. They have not determined the victim's identity, and will likely use DNA testing and/or dental records to aid in the endeavor.

A stench coming from the Cadillac Escalade parked next to the city limit between Los Angeles and West Hollywood alarmed area residents, who contacted authorities.