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Wednesday, December 27, 2000

Media Relations

Detectives Seek Public's Assistance in Identifying Homicide Victim

LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT
PRESS RELEASE
Wednesday, December 27, 2000



"Detectives Seek Public's Assistance in Identifying Homicide Victim"

Los Angeles: Robbery-Homicide Division is requesting assistance from the community in identifying the victim of a homicide that occurred on December 21, 2000, at approximately 3:10 p.m. A composite drawing of the victim has been completed and will be made available to the media today at a press conference scheduled for 2 p.m. in front of Southeast Community Police Station, 145 W. 108th Street, Los Angeles. Captain James Tatreau, Commanding Officer, Robbery-Homicide Division, and detectives handling the case will attend this press conference.

The victim's body was discovered in the alley, to the rear of 1714 East 113th Street. The cause of death was due to traumatic injuries to the upper body. The motive for the crime has not been determined and there are no suspects in custody.

The victim is described as a Female, African-American, approximately 50 years-of-age, 5' 6" tall, 225 pounds, gray/blond hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information is requested to contact Detectives Cedeno or Roberts, Robbery-Homicide Division, 818-756-8309 or Detective Headquarters Division during off-hours, 213-485-2504.

This press release was prepared by Officer Joe Buscaino, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.

UPDATE

As of January 22, 2001 the above-described victim has been identified. For further information, please see Homicide Victim Identified




For Release 1:00 pm PST
December 27, 2000