A SECURITY GUARD was found dead at a Malibu mall after possibly being assaulted, police said.
The guard was found by another employee around 7 a.m. Tuesday, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office said. He didn’t respond.
The incident occurred on Trancas country marketa popular spot for celebrities in the area.
The victim, whose identity is currently unknown, was a man in his late 50s who worked as a night watchman at the mall, authorities said.
MPs received a “person down” call and found the man lying in the parking lot with what appeared to be blunt trauma injuries to his upper body.
Sheriff’s officers said blood was also found near the man’s body.
The Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station tweeted that the man may have been attacked in the mall parking lot overnight.
Despite life-saving measures by the Los Angeles The man was pronounced dead at the scene by the county fire service.
“We are searching the area for video that may have captured the incident and for witnesses who may have additional information,” Lt. Vincent M. Ursini at a press conference on Tuesday.
Ursini added that the crime scene is still being worked on, “but initial indications are that no weapon has been found.”
The mall’s employees are well-known among the area’s regulars, said Chris Frost, chairman of the mall Malibu Public Safety Commission.
“Most of these guys…have been here a long time,” Frost said at the press conference. “These aren’t guys who come in and work a week and then go away. The people in the neighborhood know her.”
The man’s identity and cause of death have not yet been released by the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office.
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