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Felix Potter, 41

Felix Potter, a 41-year-old white man, was found dead Tuesday, Nov. 10, in the 600 block of West 57th Street in Vermont-Slauson, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

About 10 a.m., two workers cleaning out an apartment found Potter inside a refrigerator, police said. Potter was in the process of being evicted from the home, where he had lived for about two years.

Police said there were no obvious signs of a break in and it’s unclear how long the body was in the apartment. An autopsy performed by the Los Angeles County coroner determined that Potter died of strangulation, said Ed Winter, assistant chief of investigations for the coroner’s office.

Los Angeles police Det. Chris Barling said that police have identified a 57-year-old suspect, who is already in custody on an unrelated charge.

Barling declined to identify the man pending further investigation, but said that Potter and the suspect “knew each other.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the LAPD’s Criminal Gang Homicide Division at (323) 786-5113. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

Contact the Homicide Report. Follow @nicolesantacruz and @latimeshomicide on Twitter.

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