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Frank Herrera, 43

Frank Herrera, a 43-year-old Latino, was found dead Saturday, Sept. 14, near 47th Street and Central Avenue in Central-Alameda, according to L.A. County coroner’s records.

Herrera was discovered about 8:15 p.m. in the backseat of his car, said LAPD Det. Kelle Baitx in an email.

It appeared that the man had been strangled at a different location and driven to where he was discovered, Baitx said.

He was pronounced dead at 9:05 p.m. at the scene, said coroner’s spokesman Ed Winter. 

The cause of death has been deferred, Winter said.

Anyone with information can call Newton Division homicide detectives at (323) 846-6556. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

-- Nicole Santa Cruz

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