Body found in refrigerator behind marijuana-growing operation

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Monday, September 14, 2015
Man's body found in refrigerator behind Sun Valley marijuana-growing operation
Los Angeles police are investigating after a man's body was found in an unplugged refrigerator Sunday behind a Sun Valley home involved in a marijuana-growing operation.

SUN VALLEY, LA -- A man's body was found in an unplugged refrigerator behind a home in Sun Valley early Sunday morning, police said.

The discovery was made at about 5:30 a.m. when authorities received an anonymous tip. Detectives believe the man was in his 30s and was in the fridge for several days.

A next door neighbor said she noticed an odd smell coming from the home, but did not think twice about it until investigators knocked on her door in the morning.

Other residents in the area said that the two men and two women living at the home had only been there for a few months and that many people were coming and going from the home in expensive cars.

During the investigation, authorities found an illegal marijuana-growing operation inside the garage.

The investigation is ongoing.