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News Release

Thursday, May 5, 2016

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Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department West Bureau Homicide detectives are asking for the public's help in identifying and information about the person depicted in this sketch.

On September 14, 2014, at 9:45 pm, the Los Angeles City Fire Department responded to a 911 call of a brush fire at 1111 south Harvard Boulevard. When the fire was extinguished the fire fighters discovered the burnt remain of John Doe-258 on the sidewalk.

The picture is a composite drawing of what the decedent may have looked like. Detectives have been unable to identify the decedent.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Los Angeles Police Department, West Bureau Homicide Detectives, Detective Scott Masterson, at (213) 382-9470. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7(877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 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, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.