Dead Man With Cache of 1,200 Guns Was ‘Just a Loner,’ Relative Says

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A man found dead in a vehicle in a Pacific Palisades neighborhood and later tied to a home where police found a massive cache of firearms was a 60-year-old longtime Los Angeles County resident who mostly kept to himself, according to interviews.

After a dead body was found outside a home on Palisades Drive, more than 1,200 firearms and 2 tons of ammunition were discovered inside, police said. (Credit: Scott Wadenseller/Palisades News)

After a dead body was found outside a home on Palisades Drive, more than 1,200 firearms and 2 tons of ammunition were discovered inside, police said. (Credit: Scott Wadenseller/Palisades News)

Shirley Anderson, the longtime partner of the man’s late father, said she hadn’t seen Jeffrey Alan Lash since 2010 when she got a call last week from the L.A. County coroner’s office.

A coroner’s official, she said, told her that authorities had just found a man’s body inside an abandoned vehicle on Palisades Drive, and that they believed the man was Lash. Anderson said Lash had not provided her with an address or phone number for years.

“We never knew where he lived,” she said.

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