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LASD - Los Angeles County Sheriffs Dept Information Bureau (SIB)
Thursday June 21st, 2018 :: 05:00 p.m. PDT

Advisory

*Video available*Homicide Det and Family Members Seek Public’s Help to Solve West Hollywood Death of a Senior Citizen

Who:          Lieutenant Rodney Moore, Homicide Bureau detectives, and family members of the victim.
 
What:         Homicide Bureau detectives will ask for the public’s assistance in locating a person of interest in the circumstances surrounding the death of George McKinney, an elderly, homeless man.  George’s sister will speak about the loss of her beloved brother and make a plea for anyone with information to step forward.
 
George was 65 years old and one of seven children. He worked with his father in their family business, but when George fell on hard times, he found himself living without a roof in the city of West Hollywood.
 
It was Wednesday afternoon, May 23, 2018, when George was involved in an argument with another man, considered in this investigation as a person of interest.  The man was seen driving away from Santa Monica Boulevard and Hilldale Avenue, where George was found lying in the street. 
 
George was pronounced dead one day later at a nearby hospital.
 
When:        Thursday, June 21, 2018
                   10:00 A.M.
 
Where:       The Hall of Justice
                   211 West Temple Street 
                  Los Angeles, CA  90012
 
Media Note:  Surveillance video will be available at the press conference. There will be a static poster displays depicting images of the victim, the person of interest and the vehicle involved. 
 
 Media parking at the Hall of Justice:  News media trucks are allowed to park on the sidewalks on Spring Street and Aliso Street adjacent to the Hall of Justice.  Media trucks should park as close to the street curb as possible, allowing ample room for pedestrian traffic.  Media trucks with satellite antennae should park in an area which allows plenty of overhead clearance.  For the purpose of fire and lifesaving reasons it is unlawful to block a driveway, stairwell, fire hydrant, or pedestrian walkway.
 
The information contained in this advisory is extended to accredited, subscribing media
outlets only.  Please do not forward this advisory or share details with non-media parties prior to the event.  For questions or information, please contact the Sheriff’s Information Bureau at 213-229-1850.  Thank you. 
 
Prepared by:
Deputy Lillian Peck
Sheriff’s Information Bureau
211 West Temple Street,
Los Angeles, CA  90012
213-229-1850
 
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