Man found dead in Monterey Park may have been beaten

Homicide detectives are investigating the death of a man whose body was discovered Wednesday in Monterey Park.

It was unclear how the man, whose identity was not released, died and few details were immediately available. But a Los Angeles County coroner official said the man was reportedly beaten.

The body was found at 3:40 a.m. Wednesday in the 500 block of Florence Avenue, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

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According to the Homicide Report, the last killing in Monterey Park was of 25-year-old Emmanuel Joseph Franco, who died Feb. 15, 2013.

In 2010 there were four homicides in Monterey Park, three in 2011, four in 2012 and one in 2013, according to a Times analysis of homicide data. 


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