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Homeless Man Found Dead In Venice

A man was foun d dead in his car in Venice Beach.

The man, who living in his car in Venice Blvd at the intersection of Abbot Kinney, was discovered around 8:43 p.m. on Wednesday.

LAFD released this statement:

"After obtaining a better view of the inside of the vehicle (despite condensation on the windows obstructing their view), firefighters discovered that the reported propane inside the vehicle was coming from small camping-style propane bottles. While the exact circumstances are unknown, it *appears* to have been an unhoused man (approx 70 years old) who was trying to stay warm in an enclosed space (propane-powered heat lamp) and, sadly, succumbed to accidental asphyxiation (oxygen displaced by leaking propane)."

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