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Guido's restaurant employee death is a Malibu mystery

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Nearly every detail in the unusual case of a man who died outside of Guido's restaurant in Malibu on Sunday night is unconfirmed.

KPCC spoke to LA Sheriff's Department spokesperson Steve Whitmore who said authorities are investigating all possibilities, but that he could not confirm any of the specifics of the case. 

Initially, the death was believed to be a shooting, according to the L.A. Times. Later, it was widely reported as a brutal beating at the hands of multiple assailants.

Now, ABC 7 is saying natural causes may be to blame for the death of the man believed to be a mid-20s dishwasher named "Carlos." A lot of blood was reported at the scene, but the man showed no signs of physical trauma, according to authorities, they say.

An official cause of death has not been determined, however, and the case is still being investigated as a homicide.

Investigators are also reportedly looking to interview a man seen walking through the shopping center parking lot about 30 minutes before the worker's death, ABC 7 notes. He's described as a clean-shaven white or Hispanic male in his 30s, approximately a 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing about 180 pounds.

Whitmore commented that dramatic changes in story details are not uncommon in a developing case as investigators follow up with witnesses and interviews.

Officials will know more from the coroner, Whitmore said, after the autopsy currently planned for Tuesday.

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