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Buena Park police seek man who reported possible homicide

December 14, 2011 | 11:00 am

Police in Buena Park investigate a possible homicide.

Buena Park police are investigating a possible homicide reported by a man who said he was concerned about a friend after fighting with him.

The caller is now a “person of interest” in the case and investigators are trying to find him.

The call came in at 3:45 a.m. Wednesday “from an individual who stated that he and his friend got into a fight,” said Cpl. Andy Luong of the Buena Park Police Department.

“He stated that he would like us to go out and check on the welfare of his friend,” he said.

The victim in his 50s was dead when police arrived at a single-story house in the 5900 block of Marshall Avenue.

Police called back the person who reported the incident, presumably by using his cellphone number, Luong said. They asked him to return to the scene but the man refused.

“We have since lost contact with him,” Luong said.

On Wednesday morning, one team of detectives was gathering evidence at the scene of the possible homicide. Another team was trying to find the caller. Detectives believe they know his identity, but have not yet released his name or the name of the dead man.


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Photo: Police investigate possible homicide in Buena Park. Credit: KTLA-TV