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Monday, June 26, 2000

Media Relations

Body Found Wrapped Up in a Blanket - Update

LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT
PRESS RELEASE
Monday, June 26, 2000



"Body Found Wrapped Up in a Blanket"
**UPDATE**

Hollywood: On June 26, 2000, at approximately 5:50 a.m., Hollywood Officers responded to a call of a possible murder investigation in the 1700 block of North Orange Drive. Witnesses had indicated that two individuals were seen carrying a possible body out of an apartment complex. When the officers arrived, they located the body of a 27 year old male, wrapped in a blanket next to a trash bin.

Follow-up investigation indicated the body had been possibly dragged from one of the apartments at 1775 North Orange Drive. Further investigation has resulted in the arrest of Christopher R. Schuhmacher, 26 years of age, a resident of Hollywood, and Timothy B. Sheahan, 22 years of age, a resident of Huntington Beach. Both suspects were arrested and booked for murder with bail amount of $1,000,000.00.

The victim was found to have expired as the result of a stab wound. His identity is being withheld pending notification of his next of kin.

Detectives from Hollywood Operations Support Division are handling this investigation. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to notify Hollywood Homicide Detectives at 213-485-4310.

For further information, please contact Media Relations Section at 213-485-3586.

This press release was prepared by Officer Jason Lee, Media Relations Section.




For Release 5:00 pm PDT
June 26, 2000