Los Angeles: On January 12, 2003, at approximately 2:30 a.m., uniformed officers from Wilshire Patrol Division responded to an apartment located in the 1700 block of South Rimpau Boulevard. The officers were then directed to an apartment where they observed the victim, a 41 year-old male Caucasian dead. The cause of death is pending the coroner’s investigation. However, the incident is being investigated as a homicide due to the circumstances indicating the death was not natural.
The suspect, Robert Fraser, a 24 year-old male was arrested for Penal Code section 187(A), Murder in the First Degree. The suspect is being held on $1,000,000.00 dollars bail. The motive for the murder is yet to be identified.
The name of the decedent is being withheld pending notification of the family.
Anyone with information pertinent to this case is requested to contact the Wilshire Homicide Unit, and direct their information to Detectives Bolan or Telis at 213-473-0405 or 213-473-0444. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk, 1-877-LAWFULL, 1-877-529-3855.
This press release was prepared by Public Information Officer Renee’ Montoya, Media Relations Section, 213 485-3586.