photo by John Schreiber.

A man was found dead in downtown Los Angeles and Wednesday police are investigating the circumstances surrounding his death.

Officers from the California Highway Patrol were called by the Los Angeles Police Department at approximately 11:50 a.m. Tuesday regarding a body found off of the northbound Harbor (110) Freeway at West Eighth and Bixel streets near a homeless encampment, CHP Officer Patrick Kimball told City News Service.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Kimball said the investigation is in its preliminary stages.

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