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Maryland Man Mysteriously Turns Up Dead in Torrance Parking Lot

Photo courtesy of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
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Investigators are trying to figure out what happened to a man from Maryland who took a cross-country trip and ended up being found dead in the parking lot of a shopping center this weekend.The body of Dwight Henry, 45, was discovered in his girlfriend's Chevy Trailblazer early Sunday morning in the "Alpine Village" shopping center in Torrance. But sheriff's detectives have few clues about why Henry was on the West Coast or how he was killed, according to The Daily Breeze. He doesn't appear to have been stabbed or shot, but there were signs of a struggle. The coroner's office performed an autopsy but it wasn't immediately obvious how Henry died.

Investigators have few clues about what he did while he was in town. Three weeks ago he borrowed his girlfriend's SUV with Georgia license plates. On Friday he called to say he was in Los Angeles. But that's all they know for right now.


Photo of Henry's elephant tooth necklace courtesy of the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department
"We don't know where he was in L.A., and he ends up dead in the parking lot," Eddie Brown of the coroner's office told the Daily Breeze.