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News Release

Monday, November 28, 2005

Media Relations

Unsolved Homicides - Detectives Seek Help

What:
News conference to renew interest and ask public's help in identifying suspects in 8 unsolved Los Angeles homicides over the last 6 years.

When:
Tuesday, November 29, 2005
10:00 AM

Where:
Southwest Police Station (LAPD)
Front entrance
1546 W. Martin Luther Boulevard

Who:
Captain James Craig, Southwest Police
Detective Don Richards, Southwest Homicide
Family members of victims killed, as well as one surviving victim

List of homicide victims:

  1. DR 05-03-05119. Victim Edgar Chavez.  Male, Hispanic, 29 years of age.
  2. DR 05-03-19121. Victim Mario Donaldson. Male, Black, 38 years of age.
  3. DR 03-03-00991. Victim Michael Sapp. Male, Black, 47 years of age.
  4. DR 03-03-18448. Joi Douglas. Female, Black, 22 years of age.
  5. DR 01-03-12702. Frank Perry. Male, Black, 22 years of age.
  6. DR 99-03-32111. Fernando Melendez. Male, Hispanic, 20 years of age.
  7. DR 03-03-12733. Devron Lewis. Male, Black, 28 years of age.
  8. DR 05-03-19136. Fisher Ford. Male, Black, 56 years of age.
    (Surviving victim. He was shot shortly after Mario Donaldson was shot and killed.  Detectives believe that the same suspects are involved.)

Note: first two numbers of DR number indicate year of homicide.

  • A press kit will be distributed, listing a summary of each homicide. 
  • Photos of victims will be displayed at the news conference.