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News Release

Friday, January 11, 2019

Media Relations

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Los Angeles: Homicide detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Newton Area are asking for the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the identification of the suspect, or suspects, responsible for killing a 36-year-old man.

On December 26, 2018, around 6:00 p.m., Newton Area officers responded to an "Ambulance Cutting" radio call at Central Avenue and Vernon Avenue. Upon their arrival, officers discovered a male victim, later identified as Alejandro Saenz, laying on the sidewalk of Central Avenue, suffering from a stab wound.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and transported Saenz to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Person of Interest

A photo was pulled from video surveillance footage, depicting a person of interest seen leaving the area. That person is described as a male Hispanic, with long bushy hair, wearing a plaid shirt.

Anyone with information is urged to call Newton Homicide Detectives J. Calzadillas or
R. Berdin (323) 846-6556 or (323) 846-6547. During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to Tipsters may also visit, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an onlinetip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.