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'Person of Interest' in Fairfax District Murder Is a Gallery Owner, Hollywood Scenester

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The person of interest in the case of a decomposing body found in the back of a Cadillac Escalade in the Fairfax District is a gallery owner and a fixture on the Hollywood party circuit.Police have been looking for Jacob Anthonisen ever since his stepbrother Steven John Simmons turned up with a gunshot wound in the back of a Escalade that was registered to Anthonisen. Anthonisen has gone missing. It's not clear whether he's even alive—or if he's on the run.

Anthonisen is the owner of a gallery in Los Angeles called The Peanut Gallery, according to Huffington Post Los Angeles which scoured Anthonisen's digital profiles.

On his Twitter page, he tweeted out instagrammed photos of art (here, here and here), and the last thing he tweeted out was a photo of Lindsay Lohan (not on any sort of narcotics, we're sure) on May 26. Other photos include shots of Emile Hirsch, Nick Simmons and Mickey Avalon, the Post noted.

Anthonisen has a troubled past. He spent a few years in prison for drug violations.

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Melissa Atkin, the sister of Simmons (who seems to also use the last name Atkin), wrote on Anthonisen's wall on May 31, asking where he was. Today she commented, "Thank you everybody for all your prayers. This is the hardest thing my family has ever had to go through... Only god can help us now,... :("