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News Release

Sunday, March 5, 2006

Media Relations

19-Year-Old Stabbed to Death

Los Angeles: A Los Angeles man was stabbed to death in East Los Angeles Saturday night.

On Saturday, March 4, shortly after 11:00 p.m., the victim, Jonathan Mendoza, was walking with two friends in the area of 2700 East Cesar Chavez Avenue. Mendoza was approached by an Hispanic man, 25 to 30 years of age, and they talked for approximately 5 minutes. Without warning, the suspect then stabbed Mendoza several times and walked away.

The victim was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead as a result of his injuries.

The Los Angeles Police Department is asking the public’s help in solving this crime. Anyone with information is asked to call the Hollenbeck Detective Smith or Espinoza at 323-526-3679, or toll free at 1-877-LAWFULL (529-3855).