MONTECITO HEIGHTS — His body was found last week hanging from a fence post near Avenue 43 and the Arroyo Seco Parkway. Police said that the victim, a 29-year-old Latino who lived in the area, had hung himself. But rumors about possible foul play have persisted, with some claiming that the man had been shot and his hands tied behind his back. On Monday night, one week after the man was found dead, Capt. Martin Baeza of the Hollenbeck Division went before the Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council to try and put those rumors to rest.
“The [man] was not shot nor were his hands tied,” Baeza said in an email after his appearance before the council. “The photo on social media does not show that either. The death is continuing to be investigated as a suicide with no evidence of foul play.”
According to detectives, the man had hung himself from a post attached to a chain link fence that separates the Arroyo Seco channel from the freeway,
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