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. CJ

    Did you ever think that maybe, just maybe it was someone's son, father, or grandfather that maybe fell ill, went to the restroom, and had a heart attack or a stroke or other ailment? Show some respect people. Your opinions and sarcasm does not make news people.

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

      And after the heart attack, placed a bag over their own head and bound their own hands?

      September 15, 2010 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • sean

      Gonna have to go with David here on this one CJ – heart attack then decides to bind hands and place bag over his head? Hmm for some reason I doubt it

      September 15, 2010 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Malo

      I agree, it is not funny! he was someone's father, brother, son and husband. But explain one thing to me please. Why would someone put a bag over his head and tie hid hands behind him while having a heart attack? 😉

      September 15, 2010 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Denis

    I can imagine how dirty was that restroom, the people is dying there. Omg!

    September 15, 2010 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  3. hollywood

    Was it JW........?????????

    September 15, 2010 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Patrice

    if the airport cannot at least get a very good dicription with all the "security cameras" they need to be sued by the family of the deceased and closed immediately. If this can happen right in a public bathroom damn I'm never flying to or from that airport.

    September 15, 2010 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
  5. rudie

    Apparently he misunderstood the "suicide" part of suicide bomber.

    September 15, 2010 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  6. hollywood

    Or GW......../////////////????????????

    September 15, 2010 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Carol

    Josh,
    How did you conclude that this is something a black man would do? My gosh, can we keep race out of this, someone is dead, have some compassion please.

    September 15, 2010 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  8. The Bear

    Who does number 2 work for? WHO DOES NUMBER 2 WORK FOR?

    September 15, 2010 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Dadsnorz

    the blue zone is for immediate loading and unloading of corpses only

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

      2nd funniest thing I've read on here today 🙂

      September 15, 2010 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
  10. anthony

    Probably killed elsewhere and snuck into airport in suitcase. So much surveillance surely this will be solved.

    September 15, 2010 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Jason

    How can the body be found on Wednesday morning at 7:45pm. I'm in NJ and its not even 7:45 pm here yet. I'm just saying. 🙂

    September 15, 2010 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Okay.

      I concur!

      September 15, 2010 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
  12. silly

    Where in the article does it say he was murdered? Maybe natural causes. Comment about mexicans and the 21st century was classic. Claim descrimination yet use racially charged words! Lol get a life.

    September 15, 2010 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Miss Wilson

    What does color have to do with anything? Whether the person be Mexican or African American they are dead right now.....it is a shame that in the 21st century of a nation where more and more of the population are educated and have common sense we still revert to race and color. "this sounds like something a black person would do" – that sounds like something a white person would say....and honestly it sounds like something a white person would do. There, that's the race card.....its a greater probality that the person was white that was murdered......but lets let the new unfold.

    September 15, 2010 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
  14. goatonastick

    wait, so if someone walks past the metal detector, they shut down the ENTIRE airport. But they find a body in a bathroom, not from suicide mind you, and it's just business as usual?

    September 15, 2010 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  15. sperry83

    whats wrong with yall. someone is dead. he is someones family or friend. you idoits are making jokes. we need to pray for his family and friends.

    September 15, 2010 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
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