LAPD Seeks Public’s Assistance in Identifying a Murder Victim

August 30, 2001

"LAPD Seek Public’s Assistance in Identifying a Murder Victim"
Newton Division: On May 1, 2001, at approximately 6:00 A.M., the body of an unidentified male Hispanic, in his mid 30’s, was found in the alley east of Long Beach Avenue, and south of 57th Street. A resident in the area reported seeing the victim in the alley at approximately midnight, but thought he was sleeping and did not contact the police. At approximately 6:00 A.M., other neighbors observed blood on the body and contacted the police.
The victim sustained multiple gunshot wounds at an unknown location, and was later transported to the alley where he was found. The victim, who was fully
clothed, was not carrying identification.
All attempts to identify the victim have been futile.
The Los Angeles Police Department is releasing a composite drawing of the victim and is asking the public’s assistance in helping identify the victim. The victim is described as a male Hispanic, mid 30’s, 5 feet 3 inches tall, weighing 165 pounds, and has brown hair and eyes. The composite drawing is available to be photographed at Media Relation Section, or it can be e-mailed to the news media by contacting 213-485-3586.
Newton Operations Support Division homicide detectives are conducting the investigation. Anyone with information that may assist in this investigation is urged to contact Detectives Flores or Spillane at 323-846 6547.
This press release was prepared by Officer Eduardo Funes, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.