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News Release

Thursday, February 24, 2005

Media Relations

Granada Hills Man Stabbed to Death

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's Devonshire Area Detectives are investigating the murder of Edgar Arellano, 31 years old, a resident of Granada Hills.

On Wednesday, February 23, 2005, at about 7:05 p.m., Devonshire Area patrol officers responded to a stabbing call in the 10900 block of Whitaker Avenue. The officers found Mr. Arellano on the floor inside of his residence with several stab wounds.

Los Angeles Fire Department Paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene.

The motive is unknown.

The suspect(s) are unknown and detectives are attempting to locate additional witnesses.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Devonshire Area Homicide detectives at 818-832-0609. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).

This news release was prepared by the Los Angeles Police Department's Media Relations Section at 213-485-3586.



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