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South Los Angeles homicide investigation underway

The body of a 74-year-old man was found near 37th Street and Western Avenue in South Los Angeles on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013.

October 6, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
A homicide investigation is underway after the body of an elderly man was found on a sidewalk in South Los Angeles Sunday.

The discovery was made near 37th Street and Western Avenue around 7 a.m.

The victim was identified as a 74-year-old African American man.

Police initially thought the man died of natural causes, but Coroner's Investigator Dana Bee said there were marks on the body that indicate he was killed.

The investigation is ongoing.

CNS contributed to this report.