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News Release

Monday, March 29, 2004

Media Relations

Two Suspects Arrested for Murder


Los Angeles: Wilshire Area Homicide Detectives are investigating the murder of 28 year-old Elmer Vasquez, a resident of Los Angeles.

On Monday, March 29, 2004, at about 4:00 a.m., Wilshire Area patrol officers responded to a radio call of a fight in the driveway of 2765 James M. Wood street. The officers arrived at the scene immediately and discovered the victim lying in the driveway, suffering from stab wounds to his chest. Los Angeles Fire Department Paramedics responded and pronounced the victim dead at the scene.

The officers detained several individuals for investigation. Upon completing the investigation, the officers arrested 37 year-old Jaime Paz and 20 year-old Eddy Zuniga for murder.

The motive is possibly gang related.

Anyone with information is requested to contact Wilshire Area Homicide Detectives at 213-473-0444. On weekends or during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk, at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).

This news release was prepared by Public Information Officer Jason Lee, Media Relations Section, at 213-485-3586.