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On Monday, Jan. 25, 2010, The Times launched a new version of the Homicide Report. You have arrived at the old blog.

Readers can no longer post new comments on this site, but we encourage you to join the conversation on our new site. The updated Homicide Report features an interactive map and searchable database of the more than 2,600 homicides in L.A. County since January 2007, when Times' reporter Jill Leovy first started this blog with the goal of covering each one.

Comments prior to Jan. 26 will, at least for now, remain archived here, with links provided in the new database.

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-- Megan Garvey and Anthony Pesce



Shadow Hills: Christobal Lira, 32

August 26, 2009 |  9:59 pm
The location of Christobal Lira's killing. Click for demographic information about this area.Christobal Lira, a 32-year-old Latino, was beaten and shot in the 9700 block of Sunland Boulevard in Shadow Hills and died  Tuesday, Aug. 18, according to Los Angeles coroner's officials.

Lira was found dead in his yard at 9:15 p.m, said Ed Winter, a spokesman for the coroner's office. Winter said authorities believe Lira may have been beaten and shot during a home invasion and robbery.

-- Anthony Pesce

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