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News Release

Saturday, March 30, 2002

Media Relations

Two Burned Bodies Found at SUV Fire

"Two Burned Bodies Found at SUV Fire"


Los Angeles: On Friday, March 29, 2002, at approximately 11:45 pm, Harbor patrol officers responded to a radio call to the site of a possible murder at a vacant lot in the 300 block of North Fries Avenue.

Upon arrival the officers observed the bodies of two burned male victims lying on the ground next to a burned SUV.

Harbor Area Homicide detectives were notified and assumed responsibility for the investigation.

The Los Angeles County Coroner's Officer will conduct the forensic investigation to determine the cause of death and the identity of the victims. There is no further description of the victims.

The motive for the homicides is unknown at this time.

Anyone with information in this investigation is urged to contact Harbor Homicide detectives at 310-548-2835 during business hours. During off-hours and weekends, the 24-hour toll free number at Detectives Information Desk is 1-877-LAWFULL.

This press release was prepared by Public Information Officer Eduardo Funes, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.