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Woodland Hills: Michael Conoscenti, 56

November 5, 2009 |  9:15 pm

Conoscenti Michael Conoscenti, a 56-year-old white man, was stabbed to death Tuesday, Oct. 27, in the 20100 block of Ventura Boulevard in Woodland Hills, according to Los Angeles County coroner's officials.

Conoscenti was discovered with multiple stab wounds in a room at the Comfort Inn, said Ed Winter, a spokesman for the coroner's office. He was pronounced dead at 9:35 a.m.

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Map: The location where Michael Conoscenti was stabbed. Click for the Woodland Hills Mapping L.A. page to learn more about the demographics of the neighborhood.

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Michael Conoscenti, AKA Damien Michaels was a porn star. I don't believe he worked for any of the big companies, (Vivid, Wicked, etc.), but his IMDb page has him starring in about 50 adult films. In a Youtube video he brags about his ability to get girls to be in films. A good talent to have if one were to make a living in porn.

But then again, it wasn't the porno business that killed him. In an interview on FoxLA, a producer who claims to have known him is not surprised in the least by Michael's death. He claims that Michaels was hooked on meth and he was "always looking to scam and scheme to do something."

What Damien Michaels was up to in the Valley motel room is unknown but it probably wouldn't be farfetched to think his murder was drug related. Apparently there was a woman pounding on some doors at the motel asking for help. Hopefully she can shed some light on who caused Michael's violent murder.


There is a very active blog post with many comments from people who knew Conoscenti - who was a porn star who went by the name Damien Michaels on Hills of Woodland.


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