Second Decomposed Body Discovered
Posted by Damian Kelly on Jul 13, 2012 - 12:49:56 PM
WEST HOLLYWOOD—On the evening of Tuesday, July 10, a badly decomposed body was removed from an apartment by Los Angeles County Sheriff detectives and the Los Angeles County Coroner.
Reports indicate police believe the body was that of a male’s, but no further information could be determined about the man due to the extreme decomposition of the body.
A 1989 Volkswagen Fox sitting in the apartment’s parking space was removed by a tow truck to help detectives determine whether the man was a resident of the apartment. large paper bags thought to be filled with evidence were also removed from the apartment located at 7654 Fountain Avenue.
Police are investigating as a possible homicide. Photo courtesy of Myspace
The investigation resulted in stopped eastbound traffic on Fountain from Curson at around 4:15 p.m. The backup could be traced all the way to Fairfax Avenue.
This is the second case in the last few months in which a badly decomposed body has been discovered long after the person’s death.
On June 9, the body of Steven John Simmons was discovered in a Cadillac SUV at the corner of Willoughby and Genesee Avenues. An investigation revealed the Cadillac belonged to Jacob Anthonisen, the step-brother of Simmons. Anthonisen has been missing since the estimated time of Simmons’ death around May 27-29. Simmons and Anthonisen had previously served time for felonies.