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Investigation continues into man with slit throat

Homicide detective says case may be a suicide

Posted: August 19, 2014 1:41 p.m.
Updated: August 19, 2014 1:41 p.m.
 

Homicide detectives investigating the discovery last week of a man found dead with his throat slit inside a Valencia business’s bathroom are awaiting autopsy results to determine if he was murdered, a Sheriff’s Department homicide detective said today.

“We don’t know for sure if it’s a suicide or homicide,” Lt. John Corina of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau told The Signal Tuesday.

“Right now we’re leaning more towards suicide,” he said. “But we won’t know for sure until we hear from the coroner. We are waiting for the results of an autopsy,” Corina said.

Investigators with the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Department, meanwhile, are still waiting for the victim’s body to be transferred to the Coroner’s Department in Los Angeles, department spokesman Lt. Fred Corrall said Tuesday.

Department investigators described the victim Sunday as a 41-year-old Hispanic man. They said

The man was found with his throat slit around 11:30 a.m. Thursday inside the bathroom of a business in the 24900 block of Avenue Kearny in the Valencia Industrial Center. The victim was pronounced dead at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital.

The investigation was continuing.

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