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March 3, 2014 | Adolfo Flores
Homicide detectives are investigating the death of a 21-year-old man whose body was discovered Monday morning alongside the Los Angeles River in Lincoln Heights. The body, found facedown in the riverbed near the 1700 block of North Spring Street, was reported to police about 7:20 a.m., said coroner's and LAPD officials. It was identified as Pearson Kim Taing of Los Angeles. The cause of death has not been determined, said L.A. County Department of Coroner Lt. Larry Dietz. Sgt. Barry Montgomery of the Los Angeles Police Department said detectives don't know if Taing was the person reported to have fallen into the river near Fletcher Drive during the weekend storm.
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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.
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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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September 14, 2000
Two men were killed in a shooting at a liquor store Wednesday night, authorities said. The shooting occurred about 7 p.m. at F & M Liquors, 905 Avenue R East, near the Sierra Highway, according to Deputy Valentine Rosario of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Rosario said authorities had scant information on the killings, adding that homicide detectives were en route to the scene late Wednesday.
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January 7, 2004 | From Times Staff Reports
Robbers in ski masks fatally shot a 35-year-old man in his home early Tuesday and escaped. The two men forced their way into Jonathan Knight's house on East Lingard Street just before 4 a.m. and shot him in the head, Deputy Alba Yates said. Four other family members were uninjured, Yates added. Anyone with information on the slaying is asked to call homicide detectives at (323) 890-5500.
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February 16, 2009 | Maeve Reston
Homicide detectives in San Bernardino County are looking for clues in the shooting death of a 39-year-old man in the parking lot of Victor Valley Mortuary in Victorville. The mortuary was closed when the man, identified as Robert Durham, was shot just before 11 a.m. Saturday. He died two hours later at Loma Linda University Medical Center. -- -- Maeve Reston
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 14, 2000
Two men were killed in a shooting at a liquor store Wednesday night, authorities said. The shooting happened about 7 p.m. at F&M Liquors, located at 905 Avenue R East, near the Sierra Highway, said Sheriff's Deputy Valentine Rosario. Rosario said authorities had scant information on the killings, adding that homicide detectives were en route to the scene late Wednesday.
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December 22, 2013 | By Frank Shyong
A man shot to death Saturday night in the 1000 block of West Compton Boulevard has been identified as Kent Sewell, 27, of Compton, according to Lt. Joe Bale of the Los Angeles County coroner's office.  Sewell was pronounced dead at the scene after authorities found him shot and wounded in front of a business. Homicide detectives with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department say the attack may be gang-related. No other information was available. Homicide Report: Tracking killings in L.A. County There have been at least 31 other shooting deaths in Compton's city limits this year, according to the Times' Homicide Report database.
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