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Local News in Brief : Last 2 Men Found Dead in Park Named

March 31, 1989

Two men found dead in a van parked along an isolated road in Griffith Park were identified Thursday as a pair of drapery installers who lived in the Westlake area.

Park rangers found the bodies of Raul Mendez, 33, and Roberto Garcia, 31, about 10 p.m. Tuesday in a van parked on Vista del Valle Drive near Mt. Hollywood Drive, Lt. John Zorn said.

Investigators believe both men were slain, and an autopsy was scheduled for today, coroner's office spokesman Bob Dambacher said.

Zorn said Garcia recently immigrated from Mexico and was living with Mendez in a Westlake area apartment.

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