Man Whose Body Was Found Rotting in Escalade ID'd
It's taken a while for police to piece together basic details of what happened to a man whose body was smelled by neighbors before it was discovered in the back of a Cadillac Escalade in the Fairfax District near West Hollywood this Saturday.
The victim's body was in such bad shape that it took a while to figure out first that he was a human (and not an animal) and that he ultimately died of a gunshot wound to the chest. Last night investigators were able to figure out the man's identity and named a person of interest in the grisly case.
The victim's name is Steven John Simmons, he's 32 and originally from Running Springs in San Bernardino County, according to NBC Los Angeles.
The person of interest in the case is Simmons' stepbrother Jacob Anthonisen, who has been reported missing, according to CBS Los Angeles. Police aren't sure what his motive might be for murdering Simmons but Anthonisen is the man they want to talk to. CBS tried to track down Anthonisen, but all they found was a landlord who had evicted him for not paying rent years ago.