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Friday, November 3, 2000

Media Relations

Homicide Investigation in Van Nuys

LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT
PRESS RELEASE
Friday, November 3, 2000



"Homicide Investigation in Van Nuys"

Van Nuys - On Thursday, November 2, 2000, at approximately 8:00 p.m., family members of the victim contacted police when they became concerned that he did not respond to telephone calls. Van Nuys Patrol Officers responded to the 14600 Block of Erwin Street and discovered Mihran Mankian, a male White, 39 years of age, inside of his ransacked residence with several gunshot wounds and a sharp embedded object protruding from the upper torso area. Mankian was pronounced dead at the scene at 8:15 p.m.

Van Nuys Homicide Detectives are conducting the investigation. Anyone with information that may assist in this investigation is urged to contact Detective R. Moore at 818-756-8377.

This press release was prepared by Officer Charlotte Broughton, Media Relations Section 213-485-3586.




For Release 1:30 pm PST
November 3, 2000