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News Release

Monday, September 19, 2005

Media Relations

News Conference Announcing $50,000 Reward in Connection with Murder Investigation

What:
News Conference to Announce $50,000 Reward

When:
Tuesday, September 20, 2005
9:30 a.m.

Where:
City Hall
City Council Chambers
200 North Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA  90012

Who:
Los Angeles City Councilmember Alex Padilla
Family Members of the Victim
Captain Kirk Albanese, Commanding Officer, Mission Community Police Station
LAPD Homicide Detectives

Why:
Mission Homicide Detectives are announcing a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a murder suspect.

Around 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 29th,  Ramiro Guardado, a 15-year-old resident of Sylmar, was shot to death by Manuel Virgen, also a resident of Sylmar, following a verbal dispute on Bradley Avenue.

The suspect is a 23-year-old male Hispanic with black hair and brown eyes, 5'9", 165 pounds. In the last month he was possibly seen in the city of San Fernando, and his family has been located in Michoacan, Mexico. 

Additional: 
A photo of the victim will be made available to the media.  Anyone with information on this crime is asked to contact Mission Homicide Detectives at 818-838-9952, during normal business hours.  At night and on weekends, please call the 24-hour toll free Detective Information Desk at 1-877-LAWFULL (877-529-3855).



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