A transient in his 60s was found dead Friday morning in a recreational vehicle in a Venice parking lot along with a dog that was rescued, police said.
Officers were called about 10:35 a.m. to the parking lot behind The Talking Stick coffee shop in the 1400 block of Lincoln Boulevard after passers-by noticed an undressed man reclining in the vehicle, said a sergeant at the scene Friday with the Los Angeles Police Department's Pacific Division.
Responding officers discovered the man had passed away and paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene. The Los Angeles County coroner's office was called to retrieve the body and conduct an autopsy to determine the cause of death.
People reported seeing the man Thursday night and he was complaining that he wasn't feeling well, police said.
The man's identity was being withheld until notification of next of kin.
Animal control retrieved the small female dog and it will be put up for adoption, police said.