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Pacific Palisades Man Found Dead In Car Near Home Containing Cache Of Weapons

PACIFIC PALISADES ( — Los Angeles police are investigating the death of a man whose body was found in a vehicle near his Pacific Palisades home, where 1,200 handguns and a large amount of ammunition were found.

Police responded about 5 p.m. Friday to the 1700 block of Palisades Drive, where the man's body was found, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Detectives learned the man lived on the same street and obtained a search warrant. When they went inside, they found more than 2 tons of handguns and ammunition, police said.

Detectives are working to determine if the weapons were legal. A bomb squad was also called in to ensure there were no hazardous devices or materials, prompting the evacuation of some nearby homes.

Craig Harvey of the Coroner's Office said the body has not yet been examined, but it was decomposed when it was discovered. The man's identity has not been confirmed, and the body is listed as John Doe 151, with no cause of death yet determined.

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