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Roy Thomas
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  • March 24, 2011

Roy Thomas, 54 [Updated]

Roy Thomas, a 54-year-old black man, died Thursday, March 24, in the 1000 block of East 24th Street in Historic South-Central, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

Ed Winter, spokesman for the coroner's office, said Thomas was found in a parked car with possible head trauma about 1:38 p.m.

Authorities were called and Thomas was pronounced dead at the scene.

Winter said a cause of death has been deferred pending additional lab tests. Results will not be available for at least six to eight weeks, he said.

Anyone with information about Thomas' death is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (800-222-8477).

[Update Jan. 12, 2012: The coroner's office has since determined Thomas died from liver cirrhosis and left ventricular hypertrophy, or an enlargement of the heart muscle. His death has been ruled as natural.]

-- Los Angeles Times

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