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News Release

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Media Relations

Reward Announcement in Double Murder

WHAT:
News Conference

WHEN:
April 17, 2008
9:30 a.m.

WHERE:
1749 East 54th Street
Los Angeles, Ca

WHO:
Councilmember Jan Perry
Captain Denis Cremins, Commanding Officer Newton Area
Captain Rigoberto Romero, Commanding Officer Newton Patrol

WHY:
Homicide Detectives are asking for the public's help in locating the suspect(s) involved in the murder of 37 year-old Benjamin Clemmons and 56 year-old Norman Strawder. On March 3, 2008 at around 5:30 a.m., both victims were approached by a suspect on foot and shot while they stood in front of 1749 East 54th Street. Both victims died as a result of their injuries.

A reward of $75,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect(s) involved in this double murder.

Contact Media Relations Section at 213-485-3586 for further information.