The victim has been named John Doe 28.
LAPD detectives have checked missing persons databases, but have not been able to identify the victim.
Detectives say once the person is identified, it is possible they can discover who killed him.
The coroner's office described the victim as being white or Latino, about 5' 6", with a medium build. He is believed to be between 23 and 35 years old.
Anyone with information is asked to contact /*LAPD*/ Detective Gene Parshall at (818) 838-9954.
City News Service contributed to this report.