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-- Megan Garvey and Anthony Pesce
September 25, 2009 | 12:00
Ernesto Tovar, a 21-year-old Latino, died on Saturday, Sept. 19, after he was beaten at Long Beach Boulevard and Willow Place in South Gate
, according to Los Angeles County coroner's officials.
Tovar was found lying in the street on Sept. 14 with blunt-force injuries, said Ed Winter, a spokesman for the coroner's office. Tovar was taken to a hospital, where he told doctors he was beaten with a baseball bat, Winter said.
Tovar died in the hospital four days later at 6:30 p.m. No suspect information was available.
-- Anthony Pesce
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Map: The location where Ernesto Tovar was beaten. Credit: Google Maps