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Ellis Rachal Jr., 44

Ellis Rachal Jr., a 44-year-old black man, died Saturday, March 24, in the 15900 block of Hill Street in La Puente, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

Authorities received a 911 call regarding a man down about 4:05 a.m., said Ed Winter, spokesman for the coroner’s office.

When L.A. County sheriff's deputies arrived, they found Rachal on the ground dead. According to coroner's records, Rachal suffered several gunshot wounds to his body.

Winter said it appeared that Rachal's body was dumped in the area and that he may have been shot somewhere else.

He said he had no other details about the case.

Anyone with information about the death of Ellis Rachal Jr. or the identity of the killer is asked to contact Sgt. Sean McCarthy or Det. Don Retzlass at the sheriff's homicide bureau at (323) 890-5500. Tipsters wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

-- Los Angeles Times

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