A man found fatally shot in the rear of a Cadillac Escalade SUV in West Hollywood on June 9 has been identified as 32-year-old Steven John Simmons of Running Springs.
Los Angeles Police Department's Robbery-Homicide Division detectives are looking for a person of interest named Jacob Anthonisen, who is the step-brother of Simmons and is the owner of the SUV.
Despite the advanced state of decomposition of the remains, investigators were able to determine the cause of death as a gunshot wound to the chest.
A stench coming from the car, which was parked near Willoughby Avenue and Genesee Avenue, prompted someone to call police about 10 a.m. on June 9.
Detectives asked that anyone with information about the killing or Anthonisen's whereabouts call detectives Frank Carrillo or Jay King at (213) 486-6890.