SILVER LAKE –– The coroner’s office today released the name of a man whose body was discovered this weekend in a vehicle on or near the 101 Freeway.
Fifty-year-old Jay Jeric Rea was homeless, according to the coroner’s office. His cause of death was deferred pending further investigation.
Los Angeles Police Department officers discovered Rea inside the vehicle Saturday morning on or near the northbound 101 at Silver Lake Boulevard.
No further information was available.
It’s the second homeless man who was found dead on this stretch of the 101 Freeway recently.
On Sunday, Jan., an 81-year-old homeless man was found dead alongside the southbound freeway between Echo Park and Downtown L.A.
On Jan. 8, the body of 16-year-old Tioni Theus was discovered on the 110 Freeway in South LA.
2UrbanGirls contributed to this report.