Man Found Dead by Family Members

January 24, 2011

Los Angeles:  A 46-year-old man was found dead in his residence by family members, early Monday afternoon.

On January 24, 2011, at about 1:15 p.m., family members of Andrew Todd Cherry went to check on him at residence in the 1400 block of West 53rd Street.  When Cherry did not answer their knocks at the door, they forced entry into the home and discovered him unresponsive and lifeless.  

Los Angeles City Fire Paramedic Personnel were called and pronounced Cherry dead at scene.

Detectives are still investigating the motive for the murder and there is no suspect information.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call Criminal Gang/Homicide Division, Detectives Refugio Garza or Young Mun at 213-485-1383.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7.  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crimestoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.”  Tipsters may also go to, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.