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Wednesday, December 22, 1999

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Juvenile Detectives Present Gifts to Fire Displaced Family

LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT
PRESS RELEASE
Wednesday, December 22, 1999

On Wednesday, December 22, 1999, at 11:30 AM, detectives from Juvenile Division will be presenting gifts to the family members that suffered the tragic loss of their 18-month-old toddler in an apartment fire that occurred on November 22, 1999 in the Hyde Park Area of Los Angeles. The fire was accidentally started by the victim's 5-year-old sister while their 24-year-old mother, Nailah Shackelford, went next door to get a diaper.

The families, who resided together, lost most of their possessions during the fire and have been displaced.

Any donations for the families may be sent to:
The Shackelford Family
C/O Los Angeles Police Department
Juvenile Division
150 N. Los Angeles St #129
Los Angeles, CA 90012



For Release 12:55 pm PST
December 22, 1999