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Long Beach police Thursday sought the public’s help to solve the shooting death of a man who was found in a parked vehicle.

Officers went to East Ocean Boulevard and Corona Avenue about 6:20 p.m. Wednesday on a “report of a possible dead body and a strong odor emitting from inside a parked vehicle, which was later determined to be a murder,” according to the Long Beach Police Department.

“Upon arrival, officers located a male adult victim seated in a parked vehicle,” police said. “The victim’s body was decomposing.”

The man was identified as Deondre Washington, 41, of Los Angeles, police said.

An investigator from the Los Angeles County coroner’s office “discovered the victim sustained multiple gunshot wounds to his upper body,” police said.

No suspect information was available, and a motive for the killing was unknown, police said.

Anyone with information on the case was urged to call homicide detectives at 562-570-7244, or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS. Tipsters may also use the website www.lacrimestoppers.org.

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