(Dec. 31, 2003) -- He didn't see the end of 2003. His body was found in the 2700 block of E. 7th St. (near Temple Ave.) in an abandoned gas station. The trash dumpster area had been convetered into a makeshift living area.
That's where LBPD found him on December 23 with no obvious signs of trauma...wearing what police call "very distinctive jewelry" including a yellow earring, a brown rope necklace with silver charm, five red and three black rubber bracelets and a rope ankle bracelet.
Although the L.A. County Coroner will determine his identity and cause of death, LBPD asks anyone who may recognize the man to call LBPD Homicide Detective Richard Birdsall at (562) 570-7244.