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Thursday April 19th, 2018 :: 10:51 a.m. PDT

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**2nd UPDATE**LASD Death Investigation, Thienes Ave. & Parkway Dr., South El Monte

*Media Availability*

Who: Lieutenant John Corina, Homicide Bureau  
 
What: Lieutenant Corina will be available for one on one interviews to discuss the circumstances surrounding the homicide investigation of a 17-year-old male that occurred on Wednesday, April 18th, 2018 along the San Gabriel River Trail in South El Monte.

When: Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
 
Where: Homicide Bureau located at 1 Cupania Circle, Monterey Park, 91755

Media note: For further questions contact PIO’s Sgt. Benjamin Grubb (323)810-5716, or Dep. Joana Warren (213)505-4932.


Written By:
Charles Moore, Deputy
Sheriff’s Information Bureau – Newsroom
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department 
Hall of Justice - First floor  
211 W. Temple St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-229-1700 @LASDmoore


PREVIOUS UPDATE BELOW
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Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau detectives have arrested a 16 year old subject for the stabbing death of a male Hispanic 17 year old, whose body was found on Wednesday April 18, 2018 at approximately 4PM, in the river bed of the San Gabriel River Trail.

The victim was described as a 17-year-old male Hispanic  who was a student at South El Monte High School.  Investigators learned that the victim did not show-up for school Wednesday morning.  The boy’s father and some friends of the victim searched the area for the missing juvenile. 

At approximately 4:00 pm, on Wednesday afternoon the friends of the victim located his body in the river bed of the San Gabriel River Trail.  The friends notified the father of the victim they had found his body, the father then called Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.  

It appears the victim had been stabbed multiple times and died at the scene. 
 
Early Thursday morning investigators received information that a friend of the victim may have been involved his death.  Investigators obtained and served the search warrant at the subject’s home and arrested him for the murder of the victim.    

The subject, a male Hispanic, 16 years old, was also involved in the search on Wednesday at the riverbed.  The subject was also a friend of the victim.  He was booked at Los Padrinos Juvenile Detention center for murder.   
 
The murder weapon has not yet been recovered.  The victim and subject did not attended the same school as the victim.  The motive at this time is unknown.   The investigation is ongoing and there is no additional information. 

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Homicide Bureau at (310) 890-5500.  If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the "P3 MOBILE APP" on Google play or the App Store, or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.

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Sheriff’s Information Bureau – Newsroom
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
Hall of Justice - First floor
211 W. Temple St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-229-1700

Original Press Release Below
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DATE: Wednesday, April 18th, 2018
 
TIME: 4:51 p.m.
 
LOCATION:  Thienes Ave. and Parkway Dr., South El Monte
 
VICTIM: Male
 
UNIT: LASD-Homicide Bureau, Lieutenant Corina
 
 
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau detectives are responding to the area of Thienes Avenue and Parkway Drive, South El Monte, to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of an unidentified male.

 

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

The investigation is ongoing and there is no additional information available at this time.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Homicide Bureau at (310) 890-5500.  If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the "P3 MOBILE APP" on Google play or the App Store, or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.


Authored by:
Tracy Koerner, Deputy
@LASDTracy
Sheriff’s Information Bureau – Newsroom
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
Hall of Justice - First floor
211 W. Temple St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-229-1700
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