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News Release

Monday, October 23, 2000

Media Relations

Murder Weapon Left Behind at Scene of stabbing

LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT
PRESS RELEASE
Monday, October 23, 2000



"Murder Weapon Left Behind at Scene of Stabbing"

Los Angeles - On Saturday, October 21, 2000, at approximately 5:45 p.m., Rampart Area police officers and paramedics responded to a radio call of an "Assault with a Deadly Weapon/Ambulance Cutting" in the 500 block of N. Normandie Avenue. As the officers and rescue personnel arrived to the apartment in question, they discovered a 55 to 65 year-old- male Caucasian who had been stabbed repeatedly. Responding paramedics pronounced the victim dead, and a crime scene was established. The murder weapon was discovered at scene and is being held as evidence.

The motive for this stabbing remains unknown. The suspect or suspects involved in this murder are outstanding. The victim's identity is being withheld pending notification of his next of kin.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is urged to contact the Rampart Homicide Unit at 213-207-2051.

This press release was prepared by Officer Guillermo Campos, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.




For Release 12:20 pm PDT
October 23, 2000