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Russell Bounds, 49

Russell Bounds, a 49-year-old black man, was found dead Tuesday, Dec. 6, at Carlin Avenue and Thorson Avenue in Lynwood, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

[Note: Although sheriff’s homicide officials identified the victim as black, the coroner’s office listed Bounds as white.]

“Residents called the city about a foul odor, and city workers discovered the remains,” said sheriff’s homicide Det. B. House, who is handling the investigation. Police were called and arrived about 3 p.m.

According to coroner’s records, Bounds died from blunt head trauma. The body was decomposed when discovered and later identified by his fingerprints, coroner's officials said.

The homicide does not appear to be gang-related, and investigators are pursuing several leads, House said. No arrests have been made.

Officials did not release any additional information about Bounds' death.

“Anything is possible at this point,” House said.

Anyone with information about the homicide is asked to contact House at the sheriff's homicide bureau at (323) 890-5500. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

-- Rosanna Xia

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