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News Release

Thursday, September 4, 2003

Media Relations

Venice Man Found Dead inside His Home

"Venice Man Found Dead Inside His Home"

 

Los Angeles: Pacific Area Homicide Detectives are investigating the murder of 33 year-old Richard Derek Bellman.

On Thursday, September 4, 2003, at about 6:30 a.m., the victim was found dead by his roommate in his apartment in the 400 block of Venice Way in the Venice area of Los Angeles. Preliminary investigation revealed the cause of death appears to be blunt force trauma to the head.

There are no suspect(s) in custody. The motive is unknown.

The investigation is on going and is being conducted by Pacific Area Homicide Detectives. Anyone with information is requested to call 310-202-4513. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk at 1-877-LAWFULL, 1-877-529-3855.

This press release was prepared by Public Information Officer Renee Montoya, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.



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