An attorney for the fiancée of the mystery man whose body was discovered in an SUV on Palisades drive says the “6.5 tons of ammunition” police found in the man’s home will “likely be destroyed.”
The attorney, Harland Braun, made that statement known while relaying the interest gun dealers have shown in purchasing some of the approximately 1,500 weapons kept in a Pacific Palisades home by the mystery man.
According to the Los Angeles Times, the majority of the guns “are in mint condition,” as the dead man appears to have been a collector rather than a shooter. But Braun said the guns will be tied up for the foreseeable future as the LAPD is “still running background checks on the weapons.”
As for the ammunition, Braun believes police will destroy it rather than allow it to be sold to dealers or private citizens.
In addition to guns, investigators uncovered machetes, bows, arrows, tools, and “$230,000” in cash.
Braun says a search is currently underway to find “storage lockers” around Los Angeles that the mystery man may have used to store items as large as “military-type vehicles, including a possible amphibious vehicle that travels by land and water.”
There is still no confirmation as to what type of work the mystery man did or with whom he may have been associated. Braun identifies the mystery man as Jeffrey Alan Lash, but the Los Angeles County Coroner “has not officially identified him.” The coroner is still in process of finding the mystery man’s relatives.
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