Man found dead in La Puente motel; no crime initially suspected

LA PUENTE – The Los Angeles County Department of Coroner is investigating the death of a man whose body was found at a local motel on Thursday.

Lt. Ray Enriquez of the sheriff’s Industry Station said deputies were called at 1:30 p.m. to the Budget Inn at 15412 Francisquito Ave.

The dead man was identified Friday as Ismael Gonzales, 56, Los Angeles County Department of Coroner Assistant Chief of Operations Ed Winter said.

An autopsy was planned to determined Gonzalez’s cause of death, Winter said, however there were not outward signs of trauma on the body and the death was initially reported to investigators as possibly natural.

There were no further details.

– Staff report

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