Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies responded Thursday to a report of a man found in a warehouse bathroom at the Valencia Industrial Center around 11:25 a.m., officials said Thursday.
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The man was found with his throat slit inside the restroom of a business on the 24900 block of Avenue Kearny in Valencia, according to Sheriff’s Station officials.
Deputies and Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau detectives were on scene Thursday afternoon, in front of Platinum Pets and Exclusive Powder Coating, two businesses operating in the warehouse where the body was found.
It is not known if the victim worked at either location at this time.
Detectives are now there “to investigate the stabbing death of a man,” according to a Nixle news release. Nixle is a service used by organizations to send out notices through email and text message.
Initial reports indicate the death might have been a suicide, although determining the cause of death is part of an active investigation being conducted at this time, officials said.
A representative from Platinum Pets declined to talk to the media when reached by phone Thursday afternoon.
Los Angeles County Fire Department paramedics were called to the scene at 11:26 a.m., according to fire officials.
Fire officials were on scene by 11:34 a.m., and the victim was transported to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
No other information, including the name of the victim, is available at this time, officials said.
“Platinum Pets is located in Valencia, California and is a manufacturer of eco-friendly, designer products for your pets,” according the company’s website. “Since 1996, we’ve operated our finishing business in a 15,000 square foot facility.”
Exclusive Powder Coating is a business “specializing in powder coating, sandblasting and pad printing,” according the company’s website.
Sheriff’s Department homicide detectives were still actively investigating as of publication.
No arrests have been made at this time, according to officials.
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Source: Santa Clarita News