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News Release

Monday, January 6, 2003

Media Relations

Detectives Investigate a Homicide

 

Los Angeles: On Saturday, January 4, 2003, at 10:0 p.m., an unidentified male Hispanic, approximately 30 years of age, was found dead in the alley located on the 1100 block of South San Pedro Street.

The man, identified as "John Doe" by Newton Area Detectives, was discovered by a passing citizen and pronounced dead at the scene. The cause of death appears to be from asphyxiation.

There are no suspects in custody at this time.

Newton Area Homicide Detectives are conducting the investigation. Anyone with information regarding this incident is requested to call 213-485-5277. On weekends and during off-hours, please call the toll free information number at the Detective Information Desk at 1-877-LAWFULL, 1-877-529-3855.

This press release was prepared by Officer Grace Brady, Media Relations Section.