LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles police say they're working to solve a man's mysterious death in Silver Lake.
The death, which initially looked like a suicide, is now being investigated as a homicide.
Sunset Blvd., with a weapon nearby, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
The man appeared to have a gunshot wound to the head, and a semiautomatic pistol was about 15 feet from the body, said Sgt. Sanford Rosenberg of the LAPD's Northeast Station.
"The first thing you'd think it was a suicide," Rosenberg said. "But it doesn't look that way."
Rosenberg said the trauma to the man's head "may not be a gunshot."
It will be up to the coroner to decide whether officers have a murder case on their hands, he said.
"We have a mystery."
No suspect information has been made available. Police said the victim appeared to be in his mid-30s.
Detectives are hoping that somebody in the neighborhood may have seen or heard something, even if from a distance.
"We're canvassing the area," Rosenberg said. "There's a lot of apartment buildings. A lot of doors to knock."
Rayner urged anyone with information on the man's death to call the Northeast Station at (213) 485-2563.
Police Probe Man's 'Mysterious' Death in Silver Lake
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