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. Babak from Los Angels

    I think they sould give us a little more info. The article made it sound like the guy just dropped. The last sentence let's us know this was a murder. Boy do I feel safe now .... A man's hands were tied and he had a plasitc bag over his head... there has to be more to it, right?

    September 15, 2010 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  2. RSPL

    I love it when a druggie corrects a non-druggie on correct drug termanology!!
    shows who the real idiot is! not knowing drug terms is a good thing!

    September 15, 2010 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  3. CSI

    I guess you could say security was pretty lax

    September 15, 2010 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
  4. true

    joey that is what i was thinking.. why did i real ALL of the comments?

    September 15, 2010 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Haley

    Oh, Citizen, please dont take life so serious...afterall, none of us will get out alive!!

    September 15, 2010 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
  6. BossMan114

    Heck of a way to go. Better him than me.

    September 15, 2010 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Generation X

    Josh, pull your collar up your red neck is showing. Wow! You sound so ignorant making that comment... "Sounds like something a black person would do" .That's funny because all the pictures I see of black people getting lynched by racist white people have been shown with the black person wearing a bag over their head and hands bounded. Now Google that and educate yourself before you come out your mouth with your ass backward racial stero type comments. MURDER COMES IN ALL COLORS AND ALL WALKS OF LIFE.

    September 15, 2010 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
  8. jvg

    i wonder if the bag was a carry on???

    September 15, 2010 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • bohuck

      Now that there is funny!! I don't care who you are.

      September 15, 2010 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
  9. U need JESUS

    IgnoRant that all of u who wrote anything other than sympathy to da family u all need JESUS if u wonder r ask what happen 2 ths world look n mirror Its u

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

      So true.

      September 15, 2010 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
  10. AP

    Doesnt surprise me. Has anyone seen that airport? Probably mold in the walls

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

    From now on, the TSA will screen for all bags big enough to fit over a person's head. Anyone attempting to smuggle a bag through security may be detained for questioning.

    September 15, 2010 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Matticus

    Maybe he was smuggling drugs in his stomach and overdosed due to bad packaging. He realised what was happening, ran to the bathroom, and died in one of the stalls. Just a guess.

    September 15, 2010 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Ben

    re post about 'must have been a black man,' and more specifically to those who have actually responded to that comment – do you spend much time on comment sections on the internet? There are idiots out there (trolls) who are placing comments on these boards in order to get a rise out of people. They have nothing better to do. Just flag them or ignore them, their comments aren't worth anyone's time.

    September 15, 2010 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
  14. yarahuan

    wow people! we are going to far with this race matter let's focus on the incident we all decided to comment about. who cares if you are coucasian, black of african decent asian or hispanic. bottom line is i travel every were and i never had an incident because of my skin color never the less a violent incident i could recall in 11yrs or traveling. you quack and walk like duck, guess what? you get wack! period.

    September 15, 2010 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Ericha

    Dennis: You win the prize for funniest response of the day

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