ALHAMBRA — Detectives are investigating after an elderly Alhambra man was found dead inside his apartment early Saturday, authorities said.
The death was reported just after midnight in the 200 block of South Curtis Avenue, Deputy Peter Gomez of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Headquarter’s Bureau said in a written statement.
The man’s name was not released pending notification of his family, officials said. Sheriff’s investigators initially described him as a 79-year-old man who lived alone in the single-room apartment.
While there was nothing “overtly suspicious” about the scene, “There’s just enough unusual things to make us need to do an investigation,” Detective Philip Guzman of the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau said. “But it may very well be a natural death.”
Guzman said the man’s neighbor’s became concerned after not seeing him for several days and found his body lying on the floor of his apartment when they went to check on him.
Because the investigation was ongoing and detectives couldn’t definitively rule out foul play early Saturday, Guzman declined to discuss what unusual factors were noted.
Alhambra police deferred all comments to the sheriff’s department.