Man Found Dead Inside Refrigerator Behind Sun Valley Home Identified

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Los Angeles County coroner's officials removed a refrigerator containing a man's body from a home in Sun Valley on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

A man found dead inside an unplugged refrigerator behind a home in Sun Valley was identified Monday as Andranik Tadzhikyan, according to the coroner’s office.

Andranik Tadzhikyan, 30, is seen in a photo provided by the DMV.

Andranik Tadzhikyan, 30, is seen in a photo provided by the DMV.

The body of the 30-year-old Van Nuys man was discovered Sunday by officers responding to a report of a possible deceased person at a house in the 11100 block of Runnymede Street, according to Lt. Bob Toledo of the Los Angeles Police Department.

It was believed the body had been at the home for several days, investigators said.

During a search of the residence, officers also allegedly discovered an illegal marijuana grow operation.

The victim’s cause of death had not been determined.

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