LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A male transient whose body was found on the Los Angeles Country Club golf course next to the Playboy Mansion died from a fall out of a tree, a coroner’s office captain said Monday.

The Los Angeles Times reported that the man’s name was Anthony Washington, 36, of Santa Monica.

Capt. John Kades of the coroner’s office did not confirm the report because the man’s relatives have not been contacted.

Washington was detained at the mansion hours before his body was found Friday and may have been trying to get back on the grounds when he fell to his death, The Times reported, citing law enforcement sources.

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Comments (10)
  1. Rick says:

    He had one hand on his private part and then a Security Guared waved at him.

    1. aldo says:

      yeah he was pushed..Have you guys ever thought about that!!!jajaja

  2. Neph says:

    Note to self, when you climb a tree near the playboy mansion, make sure you’re using both hands on something coated with bark. Not everything wood will do.

  3. Shed Washington says:

    This was my youngest Brother. My Mom just found out today. I am the last of my Moms Children. Anthony had a Degree from LSU. I don’t know what happend to him or why he was there. My heart is broken and I feel numb!

    1. Angela Brown says:

      @Shed and the Washington family….I am truly sorry for your loss!!!

    2. SR says:

      I have been through the experience of losing a family member (my Mother), and I remember the “numbness” you speak of. It was the worst feeling ever. PLEASE make sure you share the story of your brothers life and share your grief with others. Otherwise that numbness will take over and all will go downhill from there. Trust me. I am so sorry for you and your family to have to deal with such a a tragedy on a public scale only due to where it happened. Best wishes, SR.

    3. NewTiffen says:

      As long as you keep him alive in your memory…he lives and is at peace. May God help you and your family to heal your grief.

  4. Shed Washington says:

    Thank U so much Angela! I will let my Mom know someone took the time to write something kind!

    1. SH says:

      So sorry for your loss. I think you should write the editor and tell them of your brother. The way they wrote the article doesn’t even take into consideration who this man was or at least who he was before he got into this tragic situation.

      Many so-called transients are people displaced by loss of work, depression, mental illness, etc and deserve to be treated with respect and not looked down upon. “There but for the Grace of God go I”.

  5. Shed Washington says:

    Thank U all for your kind words! My family is very greatful!


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