Police Investigate 4th of July Murder of Homeless Man

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On Saturday, July 4, 2015, around 5:27 a.m., Long Beach Police were dispatched to the area of East Anaheim Street and Dawson Avenue to assist Long Beach Fire Department personnel with an unresponsive subject who appeared to have sustained a stab injury.

Long Beach paramedics determined the male adult deceased at the scene. At this time, the victim is not being identified pending notification of next of kin by the Los Angeles County Coroner. The preliminary investigation leads investigators to believe the victim is homeless.

No suspect information is available, a motive is unknown, and the investigation remains ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to call Long Beach Police Homicide Detectives Scott Lasch and Michael Hubbard at (562) 570-7244. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or text TIPLA plus your tip to 274637 (CRIMES), or visit www.LACrimeStoppers.org.

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