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Man dies after walking into house under fumigation tent, police say

Police in Westminster are trying to determine what a man found dead on the patio of a fumigated house was doing there.

Just before 6 p.m. Tuesday, police were called to a home in the 14400 block of Monroe Lane after a worker for a Southern California pest control company went to check on a customer’s home and found the body of a man inside the company’s fumigation tent.

The unidentified man was shirtless and holding a black T-shirt and hooded sweatshirt, but had no identification. He was neither a resident nor a company employee, police said in a statement.

The man also did not appear to be the victim of a homicide, officials said.

A preliminary investigation indicated the man entered the backyard and went inside the fumigation tent, which was covering the entire residence, including the backyard patio, police said.

The Orange County coroner is investigating the exact cause of death.

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