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Man found dead inside Palmdale apartment

Authorities investigate after a man was found dead inside an apartment in the 37800 block of 20th Street East in Palmdale on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013.

December 8, 2013 12:00:00 AM PST
Authorities are investigating after the body of a man was found inside a Palmdale apartment Sunday morning.

Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies responded to the 37800 block of 20th Street East shortly before 8:30 a.m. to check on the welfare of a resident. When they arrived, they noticed a broken window.

Deputies knocked on the door several times, but no one answered. They forced their way into the home and found the victim, who had suffered blunt force trauma to his upper torso, officials said.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene. His name has not been released.

Detectives have not been able to locate any witnesses.

Anyone with information about this case was asked to contact the L.A. County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.