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LOCAL : Body Found in Santa Ana Parking Lot

August 15, 1989| From Times staff and wire service reports and

The partially clad body of an unidentified man who was apparently stabbed to death overnight was found this morning in a parking lot of a small Santa Ana grocery store, Santa Ana police said.

The body of the man, described as a Caucasian in his 30s, was discovered by a local resident at 6:30 a.m. as he was driving through the rear parking lot of the Santa Ana Food Market at 2133 South Main St., Santa Ana police spokeswoman Maureen Thomas said.

"Multiple stab wounds appears to be the cause of death," Thomas said.

Thomas said investigators were unable to immediately identify the man, who may have been a transient. Police officers arriving at the scene were unable to find the man's pants and wallet, Thomas said.

Thomas said it was not known if the man died at the scene or was taken there later.

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