UPDATE: LASD Responding to Frances Avenue

UPDATE Sunday 6:40 pm:

Los Angeles County sheriffs department has released the name of the victim of a murder investigation in the 3000 block of Francis Avenue.
Arthur Palmer, 73, was found in the attached garage at his property after concerned neighbors contacted Crescenta Valley Sheriff Station requesting a welfare check. They had not seen the victim for an undetermined amount of time, said Deputy Navarro-Suarez. 

He had suffered a severe blunt force trauma. LASD Homicide Bureau was contacted. The cause of death is being determined by the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office.

Neighbor’s describe the victim as a recluse.

At this time there are no suspects and no weapon found. 

Detectives are asking for the public’s help with any information concerning this incident. Anyone who saw Mr. Palmer prior to Friday at 1:30 in the afternoon is asked to contact LASD Homicide Bureau at 323- 890-5500.

UPDATE Sunday 2:20 p.m.:

L.A. County Sheriff’s Dept. Homicide Bureau detectives are continuing their investigation into the apparent homicide of a man in the 3000 block of Frances Avenue on July 24. The victim is described as a male white in his 70s and it appears he died of a blunt force trauma. Coroner responded to the location on Friday after being contacted by LASD Homicide.

The victim was found in the garage according to Lt. Fred Corral, LA County Coroner’s Office.

Sheriffs were responding to a welfare check after neighbors reported not seeing him for several days.

The victim’s name has not been officially released by the Coroner’s Office. L.A. Coroner’s Office is responsible for releasing the names of victims pending notification of family.

UPDATE 10:40 p.m.:

 The investigation into a “suspicious death” continues in the 3000 block of Frances Avenue.

 Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies from the Crescenta Valley Station responded to a call at 1:30 p.m. today (Friday) requesting a welfare check of a man who lived at the home. He had not been seen for several days, according to Lt. Mohrhoff, CV Station.

 Deputies found the man’s body and the LASD Homicide Unit was contacted.

Posted 6:15 p.m.

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide Unit are responding to the 3000 block of Frances Avenue due to suspicious circumstances surrounding the death of a man, according to LASD spokeswoman.
No other information is available at this time.