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Man's Decomposing Body Found in WeHo Apartment

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Authorities in West Hollywood are working to determine the circumstances that led to the death of a man whose decomposing body was discovered in an apartment there.

The body of the unidentified male was found Tuesday in the 7000 block of Fountain Avenue near La Brea Avenue, according to City News Service. However, "due to the extreme state of composition, nothing else could be determined about the man [the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department] found," notes WeHo News.

LASD Det. Phil Martinez told WeHo News said it was unclear how long the man had been deceased in the unit, but it could be a month or even weeks. Other residents claimed the victim was an elderly shut in, however that information was not confirmed.

Detectives were also exploring the possibility that the death was a homicide.

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Last month, a decomposing body was found in a parked car left near the West Hollywood-Los Angeles border. The body was later identified as being that of homicide victim Steven John Simmons of Running Springs.