Venice Beach murder mystery endures: Who buried a man in the sand?
One year later, Los Angeles Police Department detectives are still trying to sort out a murder mystery on Venice Beach.
Who killed a man found buried in a mound of sand along the boardwalk? The Times' Homicide Report has taken a new look at the case:
Read the full story here.
Nathan Alan Morgan was found beaten to death and buried under a mound of sand shortly before 8 a.m. on March 10, 2008. Morgan’s battered body was discovered by a Parks and Recreation employee in an area of Venice Beach known as the drum circle. Paramedics called to the scene pronounced him dead. More than a year after his killing, the circumstances surrounding his death remain hazy. Morgan's body was discovered just hours after he had been treated in Centinela Freeman Regional Medical Center's emergency room for an injury to his left elbow. Coroner’s records show that he told hospital officials he had hurt himself while “doing gymnastics drunk.”
-- Anthony Pesce, in Venice
Photo: Anthony Pesce / Los Angeles Times