Detectives Investigate Death of Homeless Man in Sherman Oaks

Homeless Man Sleeping On Street

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SHERMAN OAKS (CNS) - Homicide detectives are investigating the death of a 42-year-old homeless man whose body was found in a Sherman Oaks parking structure.

The victim was identified as James Wilson, according to the Los Angeles County coroner's office.

The man now identified as Wilson was ``known to live on the streets in the Van Nuys area,'' and was found dead just before 8:40 a.m. Monday in a parking structure in the 5700 block of North Sepulveda Boulevard, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Responding officers ``believed there could have been foul play involved in the death,'' according to the LAPD. Detectives were called to the scene, where they discovered the man suffered wounds ``consistent with injuries caused by a vehicle,'' according to a department statement.

Anyone with information on the man's death was asked to contact LAPD Valley Bureau homicide detectives at 818-374-9550. Calls made during non-business hours or on weekends can be directed to 877-527-3247.

Anonymous tips can be called in to Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or submitted online at

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