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News Release

Monday, June 9, 2003

Media Relations

Dead Body Found During Welfare Check


Los Angeles: Central Homicide detectives are investigating the death of a 43 year-old male Black.

On Friday, June 6, 2003, at about 6:00 p.m., the manager of a residence, located in the 600 block of S. San Pedro Street, conducted a welfare check on a tenant who had not been seen for about one week. The manager discovered the victim lying on the floor in advance stages of decomposition. Los Angeles Fire Department Paramedics responded and pronounced the victim dead.

The motive and the victim's identity are unknown at this time.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Central Homicide Detectives at 213-485-2671. On weekends and during off-hours, contact the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk, 1-877-LAWFULL, 1-877-529-3855.

This press release was prepared by Public Information Officer Lucy Diaz, 213-485-3855.