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Homeless man found stabbed to death in Valley storm drain channel

February 5, 2012 |  1:32 pm

2012-02-05 homicide report

A man who was apparently homeless was found stabbed to death Saturday evening in a San Fernando Valley storm drainage channel, police said Sunday.

The man, a Latino believed to be between 25 and 30 years old, had been stabbed in the chest, according to Los Angeles Police Sgt. Trina Bluff of the Van Nuys station.

The man was found south of Victory Boulevard, near Ethel Avenue, on the eastern side of the Tujunga Wash, which, in the Valley, is essentially a large concrete-lined storm drainage channel that runs from Hansen Dam south to Studio City, where it joins the Los Angeles River.

The man is believed to be a transient who lived in the area, Bluff said. The area where he was found is next to the Victory Plaza Shopping Center in the Valley Glen neighborhood of Los Angeles.

There have been 33 homicides within two miles of Victory Boulevard and Ethel Avenue since 2007, according to The Times’ Homicide Report.

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Map: There have been 33 homicides within two miles of Victory Boulevard and Ethel Avenue since 2007, according to The Times’ Homicide Report.

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