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Man May Have Lost Life on a Limb Trying to Sneak Into Playboy Mansion

This aerial view of Holmby Hills shows the Country Club adjoining the Playboy Mansion property (Photo by Atwater Village Newbie via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr)
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Details are emerging in the case of the dead body found just outside the Playboy Mansion this weekend, as the investigation into the curious incident continues. Authorities believe that 36-year-old Santa Monica resident Anthony Washington "may have been trying to get onto the grounds of the mansion," by climbing onto the grounds via a tree on the adjoining property "when a branch he was on broke," reports LA Now.

Washington may have made getting onto the exclusive property his mission of the day. "Sources also said that Washington had tried to gain entry to the Playboy mansion hours before the fatal fall. He was detained by security at the mansion but he was not arrested."

A large, broken limb from a tree on the neighboring Los Angeles Country Club property have led investigators to believe that was how Washington had hoped to get back into the event at the Mansion. His death has been ruled accidental.