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Decapited body discovered outside Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Culver City (UPDATED)

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A decapitated man’s body was discovered outside a Kaiser Permanente medical facility in Culver City Monday afternoon.

Update 8:55 p.m.:

A decapitated man's body was found just outside the parking structure at the Kaiser Permanente facility in Culver City this afternoon and authorities determined this evening the death was a suicide. 

A security guard called police just before 3 p.m. to report the discovery of the body at 12001 Washington Blvd., said Culver City police Lt. Omar Corrales. He said the head had been separated from the man's body and was found next to it.

Culver City Police Sgt. Gary Irwin said it appears the man committed suicide by jumping off of the building because there was blood found on the building and because of the way his body was lying in the bushes near a parking lot.

Though all indications point to suicide, Irwin says homicide has not been ruled out and investigators are keeping their minds open.

Update 6:40 p.m.: Detectives now say the victim was a white male in his 40s.

Lieutenant Randy Vickorey of the Culver City Police Department said the death was an "apparent suicide," but did not provide details.  Police are working to determine the circumstances surrounding the man's death.

5:48 p.m.: Detectives are on the scene right now outside a Kaiser Permanente medical facility where people discovered a decapitated man’s body Monday afternoon.

“Apparently,  it’s  in the bushes there somewhere right off the main entrance to the parking structure there at 12001 Washington Boulevard, which is Kaiser Permanente,” said Lieutenant Omar Corrales with the Culver City Police Department. “The radio call came in just before 3 p.m. and they said it was a decapitated body. When our officers showed up, they confirmed it.”

The man’s head was found next to the body.

Investigators have yet to determine the victim’s age and identity.



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