The Santa Monica Police Department responded to two morning calls for death investigations on Monday Morning.
In the first case, detectives found a man dead in Virginia Ave. Park. In the second and elderly man was found dead on Stanford Street.
According to SMPD, Park Service Officers found a man unresponsive in the park at about 5:45 a.m. Officers located a handgun at the scene but the coroner’s office has not released details about the case or the cause of death.
“At this time, we do not believe anyone else is involved in this incident but we cannot give a cause of death because the coroner has not given us one,” said Lt. Joseph Cortez.
In the second case, officers were called to the 1000 block of Stanford Street at 8:48 a.m. Officers found a man in is 90’s who had died from natural causes. Cortez said the individuals was negative for COVID-19.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Santa Monica Police Detectives at (310) 458-8941