Saying they have run out of leads, police are asking anyone with information about the brutal beating and robbery of a 16-year-old boy to call them immediately.
The youth was attacked on March 9 while walking home from a Santa Ana High School dance. He remains in a coma at Coastal Communities Hospital in Santa Ana, police spokeswoman Maureen Thomas said.
Thomas said police were especially interested in finding a white, older-model, commercial-size pickup truck that detectives feel may lead them to one or more suspects. The truck has either green paint or a primer spot on the rear wheel well on the passenger side, she said.
Investigators know little about the circumstances leading to the attack, Thomas said. But shortly before 12:30 a.m., when the youth was found beaten and lying in the roadway at Walnut and Pacific streets, he was seen talking to two Latinos at that intersection.