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A man’s body was found down an embankment near railroad tracks in North Hollywood Tuesday and the person or persons responsible for his death were on the loose.

Officers responded to an ambulance death investigation near the railroad tracks in the 12500 block of Raymer Street, just west of Whitsett Avenue, at 10:30 a.m. and were directed to the victim, a white man in his mid-40s, at the bottom of an embankment, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

The victim appeared to have suffered blunt force trauma to his head and was pronounced dead at the scene by Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics, police said.

Detectives believe the assault occurred between 7 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. on the south side of the train tracks near the intersection of Whitsett Avenue and Raymer Street, police said.

A motive for the attack is unknown and the name of the victim was not immediately disclosed.

Anyone who witnessed this deadly attack was asked to call LAPD Detective Christine Moselle at 818-374-9550.

Anonymous tips can be called in to Los Angeles Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or submitted online at

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