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News Release

Monday, February 4, 2013

Media Relations

28-year-old Man Stabbed to Death in North Hollywood NR13030SF

Los Angeles:  Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s North Hollywood Division are asking for the public’s help to identify the suspect(s) wanted for stabbing a man to death.

On February 3, 2013, around 10:30 p.m., North Hollywood patrol officers responded to a radio call of an “ADW stabbing” at a bar located in the 12100 block of Vanowen Street. When they arrived the officers found 28-year-old Daniel Farelo suffering from multiple stab wounds to his upper body.

During the investigation it was learned that the victim, Mr. Farelo was at the bar and walked outside to the rear of the tavern.  When he returned to the bar he had multiple stab wounds and a knife protruding from his torso.  Personnel from the Los Angeles Fire Department responded immediately to provide emergency treatment.  Mr. Farelo was pronounced dead as the scene.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call North Hollywood Homicide Detective Richard Wheeler at 818-623-4075. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247).   Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).  Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips.”