July 21, 2015 7:49 AM EDT

Los Angeles police discovered a veritable arsenal of weaponry, including more than 1,200 handguns, shotguns and rifles, inside of a spacious private residence along an upscale street in Pacific Palisades.

Police have not publicly identified the owner, who was found dead Friday inside of a parked SUV along the same quiet residential street, NBC News reports.

Neighbors watched as investigators hauled the arms and upwards of 2-tons of ammunition out of the victim’s garage. “They were just lots of them,” one eyewitness told NBC, “piled at least 8-feet tall, and the pile just kept getting bigger and bigger and bigger.”

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