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Johnny Tucker, 49

Johnny Tucker, a 49-year-old black man, was found dead Thursday, Oct. 23, in the 1000 block of West Florence Avenue in Vermont-Slauson, according to Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s records.

About 8 a.m., officers from the Los Angeles Police Department were called to the area and found Tucker in the stairwell leading to a church, said LAPD Det. Dave Garrido.

Tucker was pronounced dead at 8:05 a.m., according to coroner’s records. 

Police said that Tucker appeared to have been assaulted and had signs of blunt force trauma. 

The motive is unknown.

The last time Tucker was seen alive was about 11:30 p.m. the night before. Police said Tucker slept in the area where he was found.

Anyone with information is asked to call detectives 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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