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LASD - Los Angeles County Sheriffs Dept Information Bureau (SIB)
Saturday August 6th, 2011 :: 10:21 a.m. PDT

Advisory

Info. WANTED. South Gate bike trail stabbing death. (See sketch of suspect) 1999 Chevy Blazer or GMC Yukon

(See the composite sketch by clicking on the hyperlink at the bottom of this message)


(Update) #3 News Release


Sheriff's Homicide investigators are seeking the help of the public for information in the investigation of a homicide where a man's body was found on a popular and well travelled bicycle trail along the LA River in the city of South Gate.

Sheriff's Homicide investigators have learned that the victim was killed between 9:39PM and 11:30PM, on Friday, July 29, 2011. The body was discovered Saturday, July 30, at 1:30AM

The victim was stabbed to death along a bike trail, adjacent to the Los Angeles River, near the intersection of Burtis Street and Southern Avenue, in South Gate.

The deceased man has been identified as Francisco Rivera, a long time 50-year old resident of South Gate who had immigrated from El Salvador years ago. Mr. Rivera had just obtained his driver's license and had been celebrating that evening.

Investigators are asking the public for help in identifying the person depicted in the attached composite drawing. A man (see compostive sketch) was seen leaving the immediate area where the dead person was found, driving a 1999 or newer Chevy Blazer or GMC Yukon, with a light metallic color.


Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Homicide Bureau, 323-890-5500. If you prefer to provide information ANONYMOUSLY, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing 800-222-TIPS (8477), texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.



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#2 News Release


July 30, 2011

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Homicide Bureau Lieutenant Dave Dolson reports that Homicide Detectives are continuing their investigation into the stabbing death of a man in the city of South Gate.

Homicide Detectives have learned that the victim was stabbed as he traveled along a bike trail, adjacent to the Los Angeles River, near the intersection of Burtis Street and Southern Avenue.

The victim's body was discovered shortly after 1:30 Saturday morning by a South Gate police officer conducting a patrol check of the area.


Investigators encourage anyone with information about this incident to contact investigators with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. If you prefer to provide information ANONYMOUSLY, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing 800-222-TIPS (8477), texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or using the website ttp://lacrimestoppers.org.

Deputy Robert Boese III
Sheriff's Headquarters Bureau - Newsroom
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
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#1 News Release

Stabbing Death Investigation

INVESTIGATING OFFICERS: Lt. Dolson, Sgt. Clark, Sgt. Fredendall

Los Angeles River-Bed,Burtis Street and Southern Ave, South Gate

DATE, TIME OF OCCURRENCE / DISCOVERY: 07-30-11, 1:44 A.M.

VICTIM(S): Male Hispanic Adult

DAY. DATE, TIME OF CALL: Saturday, 07-30-11, 0353 HOURS

Sheriff's Homicide Detectives are en route to the Los Angeles River-Bed at Burtis Street and Southern Avenue, South Gate, to assist South Gate Police Department personnel investigate the circumstances surrounding the stabbing death of a man.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

There is no further information available at this time.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Homicide Bureau, 323-890-5500. If you prefer to provide information ANONYMOUSLY, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing 800-222-TIPS (8477), texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.

Deputy Mark Pope
Deputy Guillermina SaldaƱa
Sheriff's Headquarters Bureau - Newsroom
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
(323) 267-4800
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SHBNewsroom@lasd.org
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