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East Rancho Dominguez: Lucio Rodarte, 40

August 7, 2009 |  9:20 pm
Lucio Rodarte, a 40-year-old Latino, was shot in the head several times and died on July 27 in East Rancho Dominguez, according to the Los Angeles County coroner's office.

Craig Harvey, chief coroner's investigator, said Rodarte was found shot in an alley north of Alondra Boulevard between Lime Avenue and Frailey Avenue at 9:25 p.m. after neighbors heard gunshots and called police. Rodarte was pronounced dead at the scene at 9:43 p.m.

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One of the greatest blows to my heart was to hear this... it took me down to my knees, broke me down completely. It has been 12 or 13 years since the last time I saw you, I ran to a new lifestyle, you stayed in L.A., and even though we lost track of each other, every now and then I thought of you… deep down I wished you had gotten out of that environment.
The first time we met at YTS, even though I could not see your face, I could tell there was a good person behind that window. How could I forget all the times you help me get back up to my feet? I could still hear some of the last words you spoke to me telling me that you wished you had the nerve to get out of L.A. and make a move like the one I was making, a new start in life, far from everything. I still remember you telling me that I had an open door with you if I ever needed it.
Too many things I didn’t have a chance to tell you, and I still can’t because you can’t hear me now, you are sleep. You knew I respected you a lot, and you knew I appreciated you a lot also. But I didn’t get to tell you about the treasures I found in the Bible, I found the purpose of life, I found a way to have a real good relationship with God, a way to be at peace with everyone and with myself.
Also, I found a promise that have wiped the tears I shed for you, is in John 5:28, 29 ‘Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life, those who practiced vile things to a resurrection of judgment.’
A promise made by God to give us hope that you will hear His voice and rise to life and we will have a chance to see you again here on earth, real soon. Until then…

Luis Ortega

Mr. Ortega, I am sorry for your loss. I was looking for an old friend and when I typed his name this homicide article came up. Can you please tell me about the Lucio Rodarte you knew. I am hoping that this is a mistake and not the friend I am looking for. God Bless!


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