Transient found dead in Lincoln Heights


LINCOLN HEIGHTS — The body of a transient was found near Avenue 26 and Humboldt Street, police said today.

Officers were called to the scene at about 8:45 a.m., said an employee with the LAPD Hollenbeck Division. The cause of death was not known, but police don’t suspect foul play,  he said.

The sex and age of the person was not available. The matter is now being handled by the county coroner.

Lucy Guanuna is a freelance reporter who has covered a variety of issues, including business, education and social justice movements in her native Los Angeles. Her work has been published in the Daily Sundial, L.A. Activist, and the San Fernando Valley Business Journal.

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  1. Hey team – don’t mean to be critical, but a note that “a transient” doesn’t sound all that, well, human. I understand the context, just a thought I had while reading.

    Cheers and thanks for the great work. Love the emails.


  2. It’s been cold at night lately — I wonder if some homeless people have been dying of hypothermia. Does anyone know what agency to call if you see a homeless person who looks unprepared for a cold night?

    I mean, I’ve spoken with homeless people and encouraged them to get somewhere warm, but sometimes they may have no good way to do so or may otherwise not be playing with full deck.

  3. I lived in LH for years and I’d really like to know a description. Was it Frank in the wheelchair? The younger Latino guy who looks like Jesus and talks to himself and sometimes cries uncontrollably? A human description….we need this.

  4. Neighborhood Neighbor

    I agree with Carmen, wondering who this person can be, , it can be someones family member and they don’t even know it. Very sad.

  5. NeighborhoodSniper

    No wonder I saw a bunch of police presence in the area. Hypothermia is the likely cause as the temps have been dropping into the lower 40’s to the upper 30’s at night.

  6. This was my brother his name is Dennis Lee Saenz

  7. Dennis is originally from coachella valley

  8. Rest In Paradise Dennis!

    My heart goes out to the family

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