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News Release

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Media Relations

Man Stabbed to Death on Street

Los Angeles:  A man was found stabbed to death near the intersection of Saticoy Street and Morella Avenue late Saturday night.

On June 7, 2008, at around 11:40 p.m., police were called to the area of Saticoy Street and Morella Avenue to investigate a man down at the location.  When officers arrived they discovered 34-year-old man lying on the sidewalk with multiple stab wounds.

Los Angeles City Fire personnel responded and provided emergency treatment for the victim before transporting him to a local hospital where he died.

Detectives believe that the victim had been walking westbound on the north side of Saticoy Street when the suspect, identified as Edwin Morales, a 20-year-old resident of North Hollywood, confronted the victim and began to argue with him.  Suspect Morales struck the victim over the head with a glass bottle then stabbed him multiple times with a knife.

North Hollywood Detectives took Morales into custody without incident on Sunday, June 8, 2008, around 11:30 a.m.

The name of the victim is being withheld pending notification to members of the victim's family.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call North Hollywood Homicide Detective Richard Wheeler at 818-623-4075.  After hours or on weekends, calls may directed to a 24-hour, toll-free number at 1-877-LAWFULL (529-3855).

For additional information, please call Media Relations Section at 213-485-3586.