PLACENTIA (CBS) — Placentia police were investigating the fatal stabbing of a 53-year-old homeless man Wednesday.

Police were called to a shopping center in the 100 block of north Bradford Avenue about 8:30 a.m. after someone found the man’s body, Placentia police Lt. Eric Point said. The victim was stabbed multiple times, Point said.

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Police were not releasing the man’s name because investigators were still trying to track down his family and because of the ongoing investigation, Point said.

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The man was a known transient to officers, Point said.

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