Burned Body of Murder Victim Found

September 27, 2006

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating the murder of a 19-year-old man whose partially burned body was discovered Tuesday in Los Angeles.

On September 26, 2006, around 8:10 p.m., police and firefighters were dispatched to a car fire in the 5000 block of Slauson Avenue. After the fire was extinguished, investigators found the charred body of Jaime Julio Padilla. He was seated in his own car and apparently had been stabbed to death.

Police have no suspect leads. The crime is believed to be gang related.

Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact Pacific Homicide Detectives at 310-482-6313. After hours or on weekends, call the 24-hour toll free Detective Information Desk at 1-877-LAW-FULL (1-877-529-3855).

The identities of callers wishing to remain anonymous shall be protected.