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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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December 20, 1985
The body of a teen-age girl was found Thursday alongside a road near Castaic, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department reported. Homicide detectives are investigating, but the cause of death has not been determined, said Sgt. John Harley of the Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's station.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 24, 2014 | By Robert J. Lopez
A Lancaster man was found shot to death in the desert next to his all-terrain cycle, authorities said Monday night. The victim was identified as Stephen Finson, 47, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said. Authorities said Finson was last seen by family members Sunday and was reported missing about 1 a.m. Monday. A search was launched, and his body was discovered shortly before 9 a.m. in the 3300 block of East Avenue H in Lancaster. He was pronounced dead at the scene, the Sheriff's Department said.
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
October 12, 1995
Los Angeles County Sheriff's homicide detectives asked for public help Wednesday in identifying a woman whose remains were found last week in a cardboard box west of the Golden State Freeway. The woman was white, perhaps Latina, 60 to 70 years old, 5 to 5 feet 2 inches tall, weighed about 150 pounds and had light brown or blond hair, Deputy Brian Jones said. Jones said the coroner's office has been unable to determine the cause of death.
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