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Mummified Body FOUND Under Home In Southern California

07/15/10 12:57 PM ET   AP

Mummified Body Found

EL MONTE, Calif. — Los Angeles County authorities say a mummified body found under an empty home may be the remains of a man who went missing five years ago.

County coroner's Capt. John Kades (KAY'-deez) says there's no sign of foul play.

Construction workers remodeling a back house in El Monte found the remains Wednesday in a crawl space.

He says family and friends reported the man was known to hide or hang out in enclosed spaces such as closets.

Kades says a pillow was found with the remains and it appears the man may have been resting in the crawl space when he died of natural causes.

Kades says the body hasn't been officially identified but is believed to be the missing man.

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