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Dead Body Found in LAX Restroom: Hands Were Tied, Bag Over Head [Updated]

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Police are investigating the death of a man found in an airport restroom this morning. A custodian in a Terminal 3 bathroom discovered the body at approximately 7:45 a.m. and alerted authorities.

Few details were released by Airport Police and the LAPD, which has jurisdiction over the incident, but news reports show it was a more creepy scene. Unnamed sources tell the LA Times that the man's hands were bound and a bag was found over his head. The sources, however, could not confirm if it was a suicide or homicide.

[Update: The LAPD says it's a possible suicide, according to KTLA during a live report. They are not denying reports of bound hands and a bag over the head.]

"Airport terminal and flight pperations as well as TSA screening operations have been unaffected by this incident," noted a LAX statement.