WATTS, Calif.–A man found dead at in a garage in Watts was the victim of a homicide, police said today.
The man’s body was discovered about 11:45 a.m. Sunday in the 2200 block of East 105th Street, said Los Angeles police Officer Gregory Baek of the Media Relations office.
The man had suffered “blunt force trauma,” said coroner’s Assistant Chief Ed Winter. Authorities withheld the name of the dead man, who was in his 40s, pending notification of his relatives.
There were no arrests, Baek said. Investigators were unsure of a motive for the crime, which may have been gang-related, Baek said.