Body found in refrigerator behind Sun Valley pot-growing operation

A dead man was found Sunday in an unplugged refrigerator behind a home in Sun Valley, a grisly discovery made as police investigated an apparent marijuana plantation.

The body was found about 5:30 a.m. in the 11100 block of Runnymeade Street, said Officer Mike Lopez of the LAPD's Media Relations Section.

The home was being used as an illegal marijuana operation, Lopez said.

Police received a phone tip about the property earlier this morning.

Investigators told news outlets that the body, stuffed into a black garbage bag inside the refrigerator, had been for several days.

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