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News Release

Saturday, August 16, 2008

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Two Found Dead in Structure Fire

Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department detectives are investigating the death of two people discovered burned to death as fire fighters battled a structure fire early this morning.

On August 16, 2008 officers from Wilshire Division responded to a request from Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) who had found two bodies burned to death in a structure fire in the 400 block of south Western Avenue. LAFD Arson Investigators suspected foul play and Wilshire Area Homicide detectives were notified. The two bodies found were a man and a woman. Detectives are awaiting positive identification of the decedents by the County Coroner’s Office.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Wilshire Homicide Detectives Ron Kim or John Shafia at 213-473-0446. After hours and on weekends calls may be directed to the 24-hour toll free number, 1-877-LAW-FULL (529-3855).

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