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December 17, 2000 | JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's not as if the homicide detectives can haul their current suspect into an interrogation room, or sweat the culprit like so many others, offering a deal in exchange for a confession or catching the perpetrator in a web of lies. This time, the "suspect" in the LAPD investigation is an apartment complex--the aging Echo Park building that suddenly collapsed early Dec. 8, killing one tenant and injuring 36.
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August 2, 1995 | JOHN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There had been 16 weeks of peace. Sixteen weeks without being called out in the middle of the night to some trash-strewn alley heavy with the sour odors of urine, beer and blood. But now the killing season was on. In 10 days last October, there were five homicides. The detectives who occupied the tiny homicide office on the second floor of the Van Nuys station were shambling around, bleary-eyed, with ink stains on their shirt pockets.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 7, 2007 | Stuart Pfeifer, Times Staff Writer
Although Los Angeles County Sheriff's Capt. Ray Peavy retired Friday after nearly 40 years with the department, he didn't plan to stay away for long. Peavy is working with Hollywood producers and is pitching a reality television show that would highlight detectives assigned to the sheriff's homicide bureau, at which he spent much of his career. "L.A. Homicide" will document Peavy and other retired detectives as they examine old unsolved homicides and current detectives working unsolved cases.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 4, 2014 | By Ruben Vives
Authorities expanded a manhunt Tuesday morning in the Hollywood Hills area for a 54-year-old man wanted in a fatal stabbing. Los Angeles County sheriff's homicide detectives along with 50 additional personnel and officers from local agencies were to conduct a large-scale search above the Greek Theater and Runyon Canyon for the suspect, identified as Oscar Bridges. He is wanted in connection with the Jan. 23 stabbing death of 21-year-old Robert Brewer of Texas. The stabbing occurred around 10:40 a.m. in a motel room in the 10400 block of Vermont Avenue in the Westmont neighborhood, according to police.
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October 26, 2004 | Andrew Blankstein, Times Staff Writer
When Los Angeles Police Det. Cliff Shepard was chosen to join a special unit formed in late 2001 to investigate more than 9,000 of the city's unsolved killings, he saw it as an opportunity to revisit a murder that had haunted him for more than three years. Paula Vance, 41, had been found raped and strangled in February 1998, her partially nude body dumped behind a downtown business. Five security cameras had captured portions of the brutal crime.
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