LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT
Monday, June 26, 2000
"Body Found Wrapped Up in a Blanket"
Hollywood – On Monday, June 26, 2000, at approximately 5:50 a.m., Hollywood uniformed patrol officers received a radio call of "Homicide Investigation" in the 1700 block of North Orange Drive. Officers received information from a female witness that she observed two, male Whites carrying a body in a blanket. The person wrapped in the blanket appeared to be dead. The victim’s feet were hanging out from the blanket. The suspects then left the body on the sidewalk and left the location. Responding officers quickly responded to the location and armed with suspects’ descriptions, were able to detain one individual for questioning. Officers from the Los Angeles Police Department K-9 Unit, along with personnel from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Volunteer Sheriff K-9 Unit, responded to the location to conduct a search for additional suspect(s). No additional suspects were located as a result of this search.
The male found wrapped in the blanket, was of unknown descent and appears to have been the victim of a stabbing.
Detectives from Hollywood Operations support Division are handling this investigation. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to notify Hollywood Homicide Detectives at 213-485-4310.
For further information, please contact Media Relations Section at 213-485-3586.
This press release was prepared by Officer Marlo Lopez del Haro, Media Relations Section.
For Release 1:00 pm PDT
June 26, 2000