Dead man found in LAX restroom, his head covered in a bag and hands bound
September 15, 2010 | 11:10 am
A man whose head was covered in a bag and who had his hands bound
was found dead Wednesday morning in a restroom at Terminal 3 at Los Angeles International Airport, authorities said.
Airport police were called to the bathroom shortly before 8 a.m. and found a body slumped in a stall, according to sources familiar with the case. They called Los Angeles police, who dispatched detectives with the department's robbery-homicide division to investigate.
The sources said it was not immediately clear if the death was a suicide
or a homicide.
[Updated at 12:30 p.m.: Los Angeles police said that a preliminary investigation indicates that the man in the restroom died from a possible suicide
. They said the case has been turned over to the Los Angeles County Coroner to determine official cause of death. They also stressed that the investigation was in its early stages.]