Abandoned building

Homeless man found dead in abandoned building

Police are investigating the death of a homeless man whose decomposing body was found on the ground floor of an abandoned six storey building on Saturday.

At around 7.10 am, La Brea police received an anonymous report that a man known as “Pest” was seen at the building in New Lands, La Brea. When Cpl Ramsaran and other officers went to the building, a foul stench led them to the body in the corner of a room. While there were no visible marks of violence, the officers said the body was in a state of decomposition.