Dead man had just been released from jail

GLENDALE — Authorities on Thursday released the identity of the 32-year-old Glendale man who was found dead in a Salem Street parking lot earlier this week, just a day after his release from jail.

Ernest Seyranov was discovered dead about 8 a.m. Wednesday, his body lying next to a luxury car in the metered parking lot next to Clancy’s Crab Broiler, Los Angeles County coroner’s officials said.

Glendale police are still waiting on the results of an autopsy to determine the cause of death, Sgt. Tom Lorenz said.

Police said Seyranov didn’t have any obvious signs of trauma on his body.

Seyranov had a criminal history, including four convictions for false imprisonment, petty theft, burglary and driving without a valid license, according to Los Angeles County Superior Court records.

His most recent conviction was April 12 for the false imprisonment charge, according to court records.

Seyranov had been released from jail about 1:07 a.m. Tuesday, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s and court records.

The conviction stemmed from a Jan. 19 arrest at an apartment complex in the 600 block of West Wilson Avenue, according to Glendale police reports. Seyranov also claimed that he worked in the medical transportation industry.

He was arrested in 2008 on suspicion of possessing drug paraphernalia.

Another pair of battery and burglary charges lodged against him in 2006 were either dismissed or not prosecuted.

A resident who was walking her dog near the parking lot Wednesday morning said Seyranov’s body appeared stiff, and his face was purple. Seyranov was wearing a T-shirt that was up above his stomach and running pants when he was discovered.

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