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Man found stabbed to death in Koreatown apartment

April 10, 2012 | 11:03 am

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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