Detectives Explore New Lead in Murder Investigation Possibly Linked to Marijuana Collectives

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Victim Philip Victor Williamson

On Sunday, June 26, 2011, the Long Beach Police Department issued a News Release asking for the public’s help in solving the murder of 29-year-old Philip Victor Williamson of Los Angeles who was found shot in an alley in the 1500 block of Pine Avenue on March 24, 2011.

Long Beach Police Homicide Detectives were in Chico, California from June 26th through June 28th, investigating the murder and trying to determine if the victim’s involvement in the distribution of marijuana to medical marijuana collectives played a role in his death.

A Public Information Bulletin was passed out in several neighborhoods frequented by Victim Williamson in Chico, and news media covered the investigation updates in both the Chico and Los Angeles areas.

These efforts have provided additional leads in the case that investigators are following. Detectives have learned of an association between a vehicle described as a black 4-door Toyota 4-Runner SUV type vehicle and the victim on the day of his death. Detectives are interested in locating this vehicle in hopes of identifying and questioning its owner.

Anyone with information regarding this vehicle or its owner, or with information relating to this case is strongly urged to contact Long Beach Police Homicide Detectives Scott Lasch and Donald Goodman at (562) 570-7244.

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