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Man found stabbed to death in Koreatown apartment

Map shows approximate location of incident as a black square and recent crime reports in brown and red. Click for more details on The Times' interactive Crime L.A. project.

Los Angeles police officers are investigating the stabbing death of a 25-year-old man in a Koreatown apartment.

Police were called to the Villa Sir Francis Drake apartments on South Serrano Avenue about 2:40 a.m. Tuesday, where they found the man with a knife in his back and stab wounds to his head.

The man, who was neither conscious nor breathing, was inside a fifth-floor apartment.

A Los Angeles Fire Department ambulance crew pronounced him dead. His identity has not been released. Witnesses reported seeing another man in a white tank top leaving the area on a bicycle.

Since Jan. 1, 2007, there have been 35 homicides in Koreatown, according to the Times' Homicide Report.

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Map: Shows approximate location of incident in black and recent crime reports in brown and red. Credit: Los Angeles Times

 
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