September 15th, 2010
02:52 PM ET

Man found dead in Los Angeles airport bathroom

[Updated, 7:42 p.m.] The Los Angeles County coroner's office is investigating the man's death "as a possible suicide," according to Los Angeles Police Department spokeswoman Mary Grady.

[Original post] A dead man was found in one of the restrooms at the Los Angeles International Airport Wednesday morning, a spokesman for the airport said in statement.

Police were notified after a custodian alerted authorities that he found a body in one of the bathrooms in terminal 3 of the airport at 7:45 a.m. PT

"Airport Police in the terminal responded immediately and notified LAPD, which has jurisdiction in this incident," Airport spokesman Albert Rodriguez said in a statement. "Airport Operations as well as TSA screening operations have been unaffected by this incident. No other information is currently available."

CNN affiliate KTLA reported the man was found with hands bound and a bag over his head.

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  1. Aaron

    Where was George Michael at the time?

    September 15, 2010 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Ben

    Also – please actually READ the article and give it a little thought before you comment. All of you theorizing about this person dying alone in there, whether from drugs, health issues, etc. are ignoring the fact that he had a bag over his head and he was bound.

    September 15, 2010 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Generation X

    Silly- You took the words right out of my mouth. I was feeling what Rogsar was saying until they put that "N*** word in their comment. Roqsar- you seriuosly negated what started out as a good point that you where trying to make by offending another group of citizens. You ever heard of don't stoop to other peoples level? Or just maybe the dreaded 'N' word is okay by you as long as it is not directed to you. Huhhhh???

    September 15, 2010 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Barney

    he was in the mob waitng to blow the whistle ...

    September 15, 2010 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
  5. tard

    @jvg it was not a carry on jvg, it was a checked bag he was going to pay $100 for which is why he probably killed himself.

    September 15, 2010 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Ben

    WE HAVE DEFINITELY BECOME A NATION OF SICK, INSENSITIVE AND UNCARING PEOPLE. A MAN WAS KILLED. A SON AND PERHAPS A HUSBAND AND FATHER. HAVE SOME RESPECT MORONS.......

    September 15, 2010 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
  7. yarahuan

    i personally love everyone no matter what color you are, i rather focus on more positive than negatives. overall i hate playing the victims of society, that's very old. happiness is the key, respect is what we all deserve.

    September 15, 2010 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
  8. gen

    I do love the humor – I am laughing my a$$ off!

    But seriously, if this is what it appears to be – a murder in the "secure zone" of a major airport – it really calls into question the whole effectiveness of the CLOWNS in the government to protect us from the bad guys at our airports.

    September 15, 2010 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
  9. joe

    "A dead man was found in one of the restrooms at the Los Angeles International Airport Wednesday morning, according to a a statement from the airport.

    Police were notified after a custodian alerted authorities that he found a body in one of the bathrooms in terminal 3 of the airport at 7:45 p.m. PT"

    Cnn, when was the body found? Wednesday morning or 7:45pm?

    September 15, 2010 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lauren

      I was wondering this myself. I can see a few grammatical changes making it work, like "A dead man was found in one of the restrooms at the Los Angeles International Airport, according to a a statement from the airport Wednesday morning" but that would be redundant, as today is Wednesday.

      CNN- get the story straight, please.

      September 15, 2010 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
  10. markus

    Look to Mexico.

    September 15, 2010 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
  11. spaz33g

    The claim about being bound and a bag over his head has not been confirmed by LAPD they are reportedly investigating it as a suicide

    September 15, 2010 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Bishop Hatto

    Oops! My bad! Wondered where I left that thing.

    September 15, 2010 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
  13. johncc

    Most but not all dead people with bound hands and bags over their heads have been murdered. It is likely that this person was on the wrong side of something to do with the drug business, which the North Americans enable as evidenced by the several references to smoking cocaine; the drug that killed my only son.

    September 15, 2010 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
  14. MacBook Lover

    Omg this is some crazy crazy stuff i now i know never use a airport bathroom.....hope you guys agree 🙂

    September 15, 2010 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Adam

    The bag on his head was made by Lipton. I can only assume from the limited amount of information given that he was a tea bagger celebrating the latest primary victories. The cord around his hand was the string attached to the bag.

    September 15, 2010 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
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