Lancaster Sheriff’s deputies responding to a Lake Los Angeles home burglary call Friday morning found a 55-year-old man dead inside the home, according to a press release from the Sheriff’s Headquarters Bureau. Read it below:
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide detectives are continuing their investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of a 55-year-old man that occurred in the 40200 block of 162nd Street East Lake Los Angeles.
Detectives learned that at approximately 6:30 am [Friday, July 11], deputies from Lancaster Station responded to a burglary call at the location.
After making entry into the residence, the deputies found the victim deceased with trauma to the upper torso area.
There is no suspect nor motive information at this time. The cause of death is unknown.
Homicide detectives initially reported that the victim had been shot to death. Detectives later said it was difficult to determine the cause of death because there was quite a bit of blood at the scene.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at (323)890-5500.