Man Found Stabbed to Death Near Apartment Complex in East Hollywood

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A man was found stabbed to death Wednesday morning near an apartment complex in East Hollywood, the Los Angeles Police Department reported.

Neighbors called police around 7:35 a.m. after seeing blood in the area of Heliotrope Drive, just north of Beverly Boulevard and near the border with Koreatown, according to LAPD Officer Greg Kraft.

Sky5 aerial images showed the man's body positioned near a couch, located close to the sidewalk. It's unclear if the deadly stabbing happened Tuesday night, or early Wednesday morning.

Investigators were trying to identify the man, and determine whether he was a transient or a resident of the neighborhood.

"We have been talking to a few witnesses, and basically what we have is this person was discovered down this morning," LAPD Lt. Ryan Rabbett told KTLA. "As people woke up and observed someone on the sidewalk, that prompted the radio call."

Detectives were on scene canvassing the area for evidence and combing over surveillance video which captured images around the apartment complex.

No other information was immediately released.

KTLA's Jennifer Thang contributed to this story.

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