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. Dyson

    and i thought the jfk bathrooms were nasty

    September 15, 2010 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  2. wendykh

    whoa. That's brazen.

    September 15, 2010 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Ituri

    Hence the reason all should go to San Diego airport, if at all possible. I go to effort to avoid LA entirely. What a cesspool... to think a murder could happen in the airport, with all their grand security (note sarcasm).

    September 15, 2010 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • k-dog

      Who said it was a murder?

      September 15, 2010 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dustin

      Who said it was murder? You're right, he must have bound his own hands behind his back and put the bag over his own head.

      September 15, 2010 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      K-Dog...... he was found with his hands bound and a bag over his head, do you think he did it himself ?

      September 15, 2010 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Frankie

      John: where does it say his hands were bound behind his back?
      (BTW, I agree with you anyway, but I'm just sayin'......)

      September 15, 2010 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mr. O

      the police are saying it was a suicide

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

    Someone has died and you're making jokes? Wow.

    September 15, 2010 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cynic

      Given the state of the world today it's either make jokes or jump off of something and hope it's high enough.

      September 15, 2010 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chris

      Do you spend all day everyday weeping?

      September 15, 2010 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Bernyz

    I hope the assassin is caught.

    September 15, 2010 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • ThaGerm

      The assassin was probable McDonald's and he died of a massive heart attack.

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

    There was a time when news reports actually had information. They weren't thrown out there with no more than the basic headline meat. Does every news organization actually think that headlines sell? I'm growing tired of the lack of actual news in 'news' stories, along with the apparent lack of any coherent writing abilities, or editing abilities of these agencies.

    When people are fed garbage, that's what they'll expect. Good luck with your gargabe, people. I'm officially done with CNN.

    September 15, 2010 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • BlowZach

      I agree with you to a point, but you have to consider that in an age where news is reported within the HOUR that it happens, you're not about to get the autopsy of this guy in the report, nor will police have reviewed security tapes yet.

      You should cut this story a little slack. They're just notifying people of this story with more details to come.

      September 15, 2010 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dave

      61 responses and counting since posted, including you I might add, so yeah I guess garbage does sell. It's more of a result of the speed with which news gets around I think. With other forms of news there's more time to get the facts, nowadays, it's more instant. Things spread quickly with the internets!!!!

      September 15, 2010 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Donnie

    the name is .... Bond ..... James Bond

    September 15, 2010 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  8. happy hour

    people die every day, joke away!

    September 15, 2010 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
  9. john

    Well I don't recall anyone saying the borders were safer..but when a fool gets a chance to blame the demcrates I guess he will take it...kinda like fox...lol oh well.. Someone died and that is sad

    maybe the guy talking about borders and democrates will be next

    September 15, 2010 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
  10. mattking

    really? You find that hilarious? I hope you don't have any upcoming travel plans that are cut short due to you being viciously murdered while washing your hands in a bathroom..meanwhile your friends and family are anxiously awaiting your arrival at the other end. show some respect people. It cpould easily happen to you, or a loved one.

    September 15, 2010 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  11. John B

    OOOHhhh....so THAT's where I left it. Sorry bout that!

    September 15, 2010 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  12. yarahuan

    well, he was murderer not because he was an honorable citizen, people don't just get killed because of their beuty or good relationship with average people

    September 15, 2010 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • H8w8ting

      Yarahuan... You're RIGHT... nothing bad every happens to good people. thats just crazy talk.

      September 15, 2010 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Toledo Deb

      Yarahuah, there's a trial taking place right now where a doctor is having to recount, in detail, the murder of his wife & daughters as he witnessed it. What do you suppose they were guilty of while in their home that evening?
      You shouldn't make such assanine statements. It just makes you look stupid.

      September 15, 2010 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Logic

    Do you make jokes over everyone that has died? I bet if this person was an Iraqi War veteran your response would be completely different.

    September 15, 2010 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
  14. David

    "A dead man was found in one of the restrooms at the Los Angeles International Airport Wednesday morning"

    "...he found a body in one of the bathrooms in terminal 3 of the airport at 7:45 p.m. PT"

    So when did morning become PM on the west coast?

    September 15, 2010 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
  15. clr

    um... find a man bound and dead in an airport bathroom – and there is no disruption to flights? I hope itwasn't a pilot!

    September 15, 2010 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
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