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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
January 24, 2014 | By Ruben Vives
Detectives on Friday were investigating the death of a 44-year-old man whose body was found in an Inglewood park.  A resident discovered the body at the Edward Vincent Jr. Park at 700  Warren Lane and reported it to police around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner's office.  The park also is known as Centinela Park.  The body appeared to have multiple gunshot wounds, police said. Homicide detectives with the Inglewood Police Department have launched an investigation into the death.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 16, 2003 | From Times Staff Reports
Sheriff's homicide detectives are appealing for the public's help in identifying those responsible for the slaying of a 20-year-old Bell Gardens man shot outside his home early Sunday. Alan Melchor was hit shortly after 2 a.m. by gunfire from a blue van southbound on Scott Avenue, Sheriff's Sgt. Harry Van said.
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