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News Release

Friday, November 10, 2006

Media Relations

Help Sought in Hit-and-Run

Los Angeles: Los Angeles police are asking for the public's help to identify a suspect in a hit-and-run accident that killed 37-year-old Rafael Trejo of Long Beach.

On October 30, 2006, just before 6:15 p.m., Trejo, was standing in a private parking lot near Eastern Avenue and Axtell Street when an unidentified car struck and ran over him. The victim was taken to University of Southern California Medical Center where he died a day later.

"This is an unusual accident and we have no suspect leads, nor any evidence was left at the scene," said Detective Michael Kaden.

Anyone with information is asked to call Central Traffic Detectives Michael Kaden or Josephine Mapson at 213-972-1825. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at 1-877-LAWFULL (529-3855).