An investigation was underway in Lynwood after a man was found dead at a bus stop on Saturday afternoon, sheriff’s officials said.
Deputies responded to a “person down” call about 3:42 p.m. in the 11100 block of Long Beach Boulevard, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
They discovered the unresponsive man on a bus bench. Personnel from the Los Angeles County Fire Department arrived and pronounced him dead at the scene, the release stated.
The victim appeared to have sustained trauma to the upper part of his body, investigators said.
An earlier news release from the department stated the incident was being investigated as a stabbing, but a later statement gave no indication of how the man might have died.
The man’s body, covered in a yellow tarp, remained on a bus stop bench for at least three hours after the deadly incident, video from the scene showed. The bench was located near the street’s corner, directly in front of a Shell gas station.
His name has not yet been released. Sheriff’s Lt. Joe Mendoza said investigators determined the victim — described only as a Hispanic man in his 40s — was homeless and living in a nearby field.
Homicide detectives were still investigating the circumstances surrounding his death.
Anyone with information was encouraged to contact the Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500.
Those who would prefer to remain anonymous were asked to contact Crime Stoppers by dialing 800-222-8477, texting the letters TIPLA plus a tip to 274637, or by going to the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.