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News Release
Monday, December 10, 2007
Media Relations
   
   
Human Remains Found in Two Dumpsters

Los Angeles: On December 7, 2007, at around 3:30 p.m., patrol officers from Hollywood Division received information that a dead body was possibly disposed of in the area of Western Avenue and Russell Avenue. Officers searched the area and discovered human remains in a dumpster in the 1800 block of Western Avenue. Further investigation revealed that additional human remains were located in another dumpster in the area of Western Avenue and Franklin Avenue.

The identity of the victim, a male Black, 47 years old, is being withheld until the next of kin can be notified.

The suspect, Frank Ruiz, a male Hispanic, 21 years old, was arrested on Sunday, December 7, 2007, around 8:00 p.m. Ruiz was taken into custody at his residence in the 1700 block of N. Western Avenue.

The cause of death and motive for the murder is unknown at this time.

The Hollywood Area Homicide Unit is handling the investigation. Information regarding this crime can be directed to detectives at 213-972-2910 or 213-972-2913.

For additional information, please contact Media Relations Section at 213-485-3586.


     
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