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Dead Body Found Rotting in Escalade Parked in Fairfax District

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The dead, rotting body of a man was found in the back of an Escalade in the Fairfax District (on the border of West Hollywood).

The corpse was barely recognizable as a human when it was discovered yesterday morning around 10 am. Neighbors had been complaining about the odor for days, saying that they could smell its stench inside their apartments nearby.

"The smell kept getting worse and worse and I thought there was a dead animal inside this house," Jennifer Bauman, a neighbor, told CBS.

Police finally broke into the car and discovered the body in the backseat of a Cadillac Escalade parked near the corner of Genesee and Willoughby, according to City News Service.

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Today coroner's officials confirmed that the body belonged to a male human. Investigators with the LAPD aren't sure how the man died, but they're treating the case as a homicide.