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Friday, April 15, 2016

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Sylmar: The Los Angeles Police Department Valley Bureau Homicide detectives are asking for the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the arrest of the suspects who killed 20-year-old Saul Yvonne Rodriguez, a resident of Sylmar.

On April 14, 2016, around 3:00 p.m., Mission Area patrol officers responded to Dronfield Avenue and Astoria Street in the City of Sylmar for a victim of an assault. Officers found Mr. Rodriguez suffering from several stab wounds.

The investigation revealed that Mr. Rodriguez was confronted by several suspects while he was walking on the sidewalk. The suspects beat and stabbed Rodriguez before they ran away from the location into an awaiting vehicle.

Paramedics responded and transported Rodriguez to a local hospital. Saul underwent surgery but succumbed to his injuries and passed away.

There is no suspect or vehicle description.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Los Angeles Police Department, Valley Bureau Homicide Detectives, Detective Dave Peteque, at (818) 374-1934. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7(877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters "LAPD." Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.

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