Homicide Detectives Investigate Discovery of Deceased Man in Vehicle in El Monte

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The intersection of Cogswell and Ferris roads is seen in a July 2015 file photo. (Credit: KTLA)

A man was found dead Friday inside a vehicle on a street in El Monte, prompting an investigation by homicide detectives, authorities said.

El Monte police officers responded shortly before 2 p.m. to a report of a “man down” in a vehicle parked near the intersection of Cogswell and Ferris roads, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

They found an unresponsive man in the back seat, the statement said. Paramedics arrived and pronounced him dead at the scene.

The unidentified victim apparently suffered trauma to his upper body, the Sheriff’s Department said. Coroner’s officials were expected to determine the exact cause of death.

Sheriff’s homicide investigators were assisting the El Monte Police Department in the investigation.

Anyone with information about the incident was asked to call the sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. Those who wish to provide information anonymously may call “Crime Stoppers” by dialing 800-222-8477, or texting the letters TIPLA plus a tip to CRIMES (274637), or by visiting lacrimestoppers.org.