A man was found dead Monday in a Palmdale motel room, the apparent result of a violent struggle.

The man was found by motel housekeeping staff who entered the room to clean it, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Deputies from the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station responded around noon to the motel in the 200 block of East Palmdale Boulevard, near Second Street East, regarding a medical rescue call. The man was found unresponsive and pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said.

Based on the positioning of the man’s body the cause of death was not apparent but it appeared a violent struggle had occurred at the scene, the Sheriff’s Information Bureau reported.

Investigators were not able to determine the man’s age or race.

An autopsy will determine the cause of death.

Anyone with information on the case was urged to call the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. Anonymous tips can be made at 800-222-8477.

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