Artistic renderings of the victim; View post-mortem image.
Date of Discovery: June 3, 1978
Location of Discovery: Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California
Estimated Date of Death: Less than 24 hours prior
State of Remains: Recognizable face
Cause of Death: Homicide by strangulation
Estimated Age: 15-19 years old
Height: 5'7", Measured
Weight: 120-140 lbs.
Hair Color: Brown, extending just below his ears.
Eye Color: Hazel
Distinguishing Marks/Features: A 3/8 inch scar half an inch above his right eyebrow. He had a slim build with fair skin.
Dentals: Not Available
Clothing: Blue T-shirt with a pocket (size 42-44), blue Levi's, brown leather belt, blue socks, and blue/white Redwings running shoes.
Additional Personal Items: Unknown
At 4:15 A.M., the victim was located lying face down on Division Street, a half block east of Corona Street. He was pronounced dead at the scene and appears to have been dumped at this location. He had a faint stamped imprint of "PAID" on the back of his right hand.
Agency Name: Los Angeles County Coroner's Office
Agency Contact Person: Daniel Machian
Agency Phone Number: 323-343-0512
Agency E-Mail: dmachian(at)co.la.ca.us
Agency Case Number: 78-6979
Agency Name: Long Beach Police Department
Agency Contact Person: N/A
Agency Phone Number: 562-570-5703
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: 1978-6979
NCIC Case Number: U773017157
NamUs Case Number: 4428
NCMEC Case Number: 1184172
LA County Coroner
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Added: 12/17/07; Last Updated: 8/28/17
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