LAPD police cruiser. Photo courtesy the LAPD
LAPD police cruiser. Photo courtesy the LAPD

Los Angeles police Monday were investigating the death of a man whose body was found in a vehicle near his Pacific Palisades home, where 1,200 handguns and a large amount of ammunition were found.

Police were responded around 5 p.m. Friday to the 1700 block of Palisades Drive, where the man’s body was found, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Robbery-Homicide Division detectives learned the man lived on the same street and obtained a search warrant. When they went inside, they found more than two tons of handguns and ammunition, police said.

Detectives were working to determine if the weapons were legal. A bomb squad was also called in to make sure there were no hazardous devices or materials, prompting the evacuation of some nearby homes.

Craig Harvey of the coroner’s office said the body has not yet been examined, but it was decomposed when it was found. The man’s identity has not been confirmed, and the body is listed as John Doe 151, with no cause of death yet determined.

— City News Service 

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