Detectives Release Photos Possibly Related To Ongoing Murder Investigation

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Police seek identity of male wearing a black sweatshirt.

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.

Police seek identity of male wearing a black sweatshirt.

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 located surveillance video from a convenience store in the Los Angeles/Beverly Hills area depicting a male subject wearing a black sweatshirt and black pants making a purchase the day of the murder and leaving in a late model Toyota 4Runner. The receipt for this purchase was later found inside the victim’s residence.


Black 2002 Toyota 4Runner

Detectives are releasing this video footage, along with a stock photo of a black 2002 Toyota 4Runner, in hopes that someone will come forward and identify him . This stock photo depicts the same model, year and color of SUV the subject was driving and detectives are attempting to locate. 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. Anonymous tips may be submitted via text or web by visiting



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