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Monday, December 13, 1999

Media Relations

Rampart Homicide Detectives Investigate the Beating Death of a Male

LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT
PRESS RELEASE
Monday, December 13, 1999

Rampart Homicide Detectives are investigating the beating death of a male Hispanic approximately 30 years of age.

On December 11, 1999, at approximately 6:00 AM, employees of a taco stand on the northwest corner of Venice Boulevard and Burlington Avenue observed the victim in the parking lot adjacent to the business. Upon close examination they observed blood about the victim's head and notified the police.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene by the rescue ambulance.

The investigation revealed the victim had sustained multiple blunt force trauma about the head. The victim's identity has not been established. Some local residents recognized the victim as a local transient.

At this time detectives have not located any eyewitnesses to the crime. No motive has been established for this crime.

If you have any information regarding this incident, please call Detectives Valdez or Curiel, Rampart Homicide at 213-207-2060 or Media Relations Section at 213-485-3586.

For Release 9:20 am PST
December 13, 1999