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Friday, August 31, 2007

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Detectives Seek Public's Help in Capturing Two Murder Suspects

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department is asking for the public's help in finding two men who fatally stabbed a Northridge man on August 26, 2007.

The incident happened at 1:00 p.m., at LimeKiln Canyon Park in Porter Ranch. Police were dispatched and found Daniel Edward Koch, 33, lying in the park creek.

Paramedics pronounced the victim dead at the scene.

Just before the stabbing, Koch and the two men were involved in an argument. One of the men pulled out a knife and stabbed Koch.

Koch and the two men were acquaintances police said.

The motive of the stabbing hasn't been determined.

Quinn Marez and Justin Thalheimer, both 18 years of age, are wanted for questioning.

Anyone with information is asked to call Devonshire Homicide Detectives John Doerbecker or Humberto Farjardo at 818-832-0609. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at 1-877-LAWFULL (529-3855).