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August 14, 2007 | 6:19
Seth Grinspan, a 46-year-old white man, was stabbed at a homeless encampment in the bushes at 15349 Pacific Coast Highway on Saturday, Aug. 11. The coroner listed his time of death as 7:17 p.m.
Detectives said that Grinspan and another transient had quarreled. Grinspan ran down the highway near the beach and collapsed. Passersby called police. Meanwhile, the suspect, a Latino man, 48, went to Will Rogers Beach and threatened a woman lifeguard. She locked herself into the lifeguard tower and called colleagues. The suspect, covered in blood, was taken into custody. Grinspan died where he fell.