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June 5, 2010


Canoga Park: Today, LAPD Topanga Area homicide detectives held a news conference to provide the public with information on a suspect wanted for the June 5, 2010 murder of Michael Silva.

The suspect was identified as 32-year-old Jerry Wizar of Canoga Park.  Wizar is described as a male Hispanic with brown hair, brown eyes, stands 5 feet 11 inches tall, and weighs about
200 pounds. 

According to detectives, Jerry Wizar and Michael Silva were long time acquaintances. 
On June 5th at about 2 a.m. Wizar and Silva were involved in an argument that erupted into a physical altercation.  Wizar pulled a knife and stabbed Silva, causing his death.  Wizar ran from the scene leaving Silva lying unconscious on the sidewalk in front of a residence in the 7000 block of Glade Avenue.
Los Angeles:  Los Angeles Police Department Topanga Area Homicide Detectives are asking the public to provide information that would lead to the arrest of a suspect wanted for killing 39-year-old Michael Silva.

On June 5, 2010, at around 2 a.m., Topanga Area patrol officers responded to a 9-1-1 call of an “unknown trouble” at a residence in the 7000 block of Glade Avenue in the City of Canoga Park.  When officers arrived, they found the victim, identified as 39-year-old Michael Silva of Canoga Park lying unconscious in the driveway with multiple stab wounds to his body. 

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and pronounced Silva dead.

Anyone with information on this crime is asked to call Topanga Area homicide detectives at 818-756-4869.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 818-756-4800 or 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.