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Friday, September 22, 2006

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Body Found Behind Reseda Residence

Los Angeles: An unidentified body was discovered Thursday in a shed behind a home in Reseda.

On September 21, 2006, around 4:00 p.m., a former resident of the house, located in the 7900 block of Lindley Avenue, returned to the location to speak with the current owner. No one was home, but a strong odor was emanating from the backyard. The man followed the odor to a shed behind the house, where he found the decomposing body.

Detectives are handling the investigation as a homicide.

The Los Angeles County Coroner will be conducting an autopsy to determine the cause of death and identity of the victim.

Anyone with information is asked to call West Valley Area Detectives at 818-374-7730. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free Detective Information Desk at 1-877-LAWFULL (529-3855).

The identities of callers wishing to remain anonymous shall be protected.