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Man Found Beaten To Death In Downtown LA Apartment

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(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A man was found beaten to death Friday in an apartment in downtown Los Angeles, authorities said.

The man, who may have been dead for up to a week, was found at 7 a.m. in the 600 block of Wall Street, authorities said.

The victim’s name was withheld pending notification of his relatives, according to Craig Harvey of the coroner’s office.

The man suffered “blunt force trauma” and had likely been dead for three to seven days, he said.

Neighbors smelled a foul odor and notified authorities.

(©2011 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

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