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News Release

Thursday, February 24, 2005

Media Relations

Reward offered in connection with Rampart Murder

"Reward Offered in Connection with Rampart Murder"

 

What:
News Conference requesting the public's assistance regarding information on the murder of 21-year-old Maxwell Andrew Hazlett.

When:
Friday, February 25, 2005 at 11:45 a.m.

Where:
Parker Center, 150 N. Los Angeles Street

Who:
Mayor Hahn, Council Member Ed Reyes, 1st Assistant Chief Jim McDonnell, Captain Charles Beck

Why:
Detectives from Rampart Homicide Division will be holding a press conference to request the public's assistance in solving a homicide that occurred on April 3, 2004, in the Rampart area. Early that Saturday morning Maxwell Hazlett's body was discovered in the roadway at the intersection of Emerald and 3rd Streets.

Mr. Hazlett was a student at USC. He was walking home to his apartment from Figueroa Street and Washington Boulevard when he was abducted. Detectives believe the motive for the murder was robbery.

In response to a motion from City Council Member Ed Reyes' office, the City of Los Angeles is offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to the identification, arrest and prosecution of the person or persons responsible for the death of Mr. Hazlett.

This news release was prepared by LAPD Media Relations Section at 213-485-3586.