LANCASTER – Authorities have released the identity of a man who was found dead inside a car parked at a Lancaster shopping center early this week.
The body of Jose Avalos, 36, of Lancaster, was found around 1:30 p.m. Monday in the 1800 Block of 20th Street East in Lancaster, according to Los Angeles County Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter.
The body was in the back seat of a Toyota Avalon that was parked in the Staters Bros. lot; a Staters Bros. employee made the discovery, said Lancaster Community Relations Deputy Michael Rust.
Rust said there were no signs of foul play or trauma to the body, and no suicide note was found.
An autopsy and toxicology report is scheduled for today (Sept. 6) to determine the manner of death, Winter said.
Anyone with information about the incident is urged to contact the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station at 661-948-8460.
** Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story misidentified the deceased in the photo caption. Thank you ‘T-Bone’ and ‘Me’ for the catch. **