Investigation underway after body discovered on downtown L.A. rooftop

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An investigation is underway after a body was discovered on a rooftop in downtown Los Angeles Monday morning.

Officers responded to the building in the 500 block of Ceres Avenue after getting a call from someone who found the body around 4:30 a.m., a Los Angeles Police Department spokesperson said.

They arrived to find a man dead on the rooftop. Officials have yet to publicly identify the man.

It’s unclear how the man died. LAPD said his cause of death will be determined by the coroner’s office.

Residents told KTLA the man lived in the building and was in his 20s. The residents believed he may have died from a drug overdose.

As of Monday afternoon, no suspect was being sought in connection with the man’s death, police said.

Aerial video from Sky5 showed police officers surrounding a tarp near a small structure on an apartment building’s roof.

No further details were immediately available.

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