The mummified body found under an East L.A. home may be a man who was reported missing in 2005, according to L.A. County Sheriff's officials.
The discovery was made by construction workers Wednesday afternoon in the 200 block of North Eastman Ave. The construction workers were remodeling a back house when they found the badly decomposed remains.
L.A. County Sheriff's homicide detectives say there is no sign of foul play.
No one has lived at the residence in five years.
The remains were stuffed so tightly into a crawl space that firefighters had to cut away the floorboards so the coroner could remove them.
A homicide detective described the remains as "very decomposed" and said hat they had been under the house for several years.
County coroner's Captain John Kades says the body hasn't been officially identified. He says family and friends, however, reported that the missing man was known to hang out in enclosed spaces such as closets.
A pillow was found with the remains, so investigators believe the man may have been resting int he crawlspace when he died.