Lt. John Corina of the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau said a 51-year-old man lives by himself in the apartment in the 4300 block of Peck Road. However, the coroner’s office has yet to identify the body.
According to Corina, someone smelled a foul odor coming from the apartment and called El Monte police. Police received the call at 11:35 a.m. and notified the fire department.
The man was pronounced dead at the scene, firefighters announced. Corina said the body could have been there for two days. As far as Corina knows, the apartment door was locked.