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News Release

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Media Relations

Possible Murder Suspects Captured on Tape NR12498cn

Los Angeles: LAPD Robbery-Homicide Detectives are asking for the public's help in identifying two possible murder suspects whose images were captured on a surveillance video leaving the store of a murder in Hollywood.

On June 24, 2010, around 9:00 p.m., two men entered a medical marijuana clinic located in the 1600 block of North El Centro Avenue, Hollywood. The suspects entered the clinic, stabbed the victim repeatedly, and left the location with about $3000.00 worth of marijuana and the closed-circuit recording equipment.

Despite numerous interviews and man hours, no one has come forward with any information that would assist in developing leads in this murder investigation. Los Angeles Councilman Eric Garcetti received approval for a reward in the amount of $50,000.00 to be offered to anyone for information leading to the identification, apprehension, and conviction of the persons responsible for the death of Mr. Ila Packman. The suspects are described as two males.

Anyone with information about this crime is urged to call LAPD's Robbery-Homicide Detectives at 213-486-6890. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters "LAPD." Tipsters may also go to, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.