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John Ward Deighan, 56

John Ward Deighan, a 56-year-old white man, was found dead Tuesday, Feb. 17, in the 300 block of West Anaheim Street in Wilmington, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

Deighan was found about 7 a.m. in the parking lot of an O’Reilly Auto Parts store by employees arriving for work, said LAPD Det. Greg Halka in an e-mail.

An autopsy found that Deighan, who was pronounced dead at the scene, died of a gunshot wound to the torso, coroner’s records show.

Halka said that investigators are trying to piece together the previous night’s events.

Anyone with information is asked to call LAPD’s Harbor Homicide Division at (310) 726-7884. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

-- Nicole Santa Cruz

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