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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

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Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department is seeking the public’s help in searching for a suspect who stabbed the victim several times Sunday night, in the Southwest Area.

On August 2, 2009, at around 11:20 p.m., a patrol unit was dispatched to the 3500 block of S. Western Avenue.  At the location, officers found 48-year-old Roy Anthony Sutherland, suffering from multiple stab wounds.

 Sutherland was rushed to a local hospital where he died shortly after arriving.

According to detectives a passerby found the victim fatally stabbed and called police.  There were no suspects seen and no witnesses have come forward.  At this time, the motive is unknown and there is no suspect description.

Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to contact Southwest Homicide Squad Detectives at 213-485-1383.  During off-hours, calls may be directed to a 24-hour, toll-free number at1-877-LAPD-24-7 (527-3247).  Callers may also text “Crimes” with a cell phone or log on to www.lapdonline.org and click on Web tips. When using a cell phone, all messages should begin with “LAPD.”  Tipsters may remain anonymous.


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