Newton Detectives Seek Public’s Assistance Identifying A Murder Victim

May 7, 2001

"Newton Detectives Seek Public’s Assistance in Identifying a Murder Victim"
Los Angeles – On Tuesday, 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 wound 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.
The motive for this crime is unknown at this time.
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.
A photograph of the victim is available in the Media Relations Section for media duplication.
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.