December 11, 2008

Another bike path crime

There is no indication that this victim was riding a bike but as we have pointed out before be very careful on these bike paths. Quite frankly its just too dangerous to be on them after sunset. You are better off on public streets after dark but you need a good headlight and tail light along with lots of reflective or day-glo clothing on or you will end up getting hit by a car. So take your pick: hit by a car or stabbed. Quite frankly just being on a public street at night does not mean you are any safer than the bike path. The only difference is that there are at least people on the street that will see you. Not so much on the bike path after dark.

Body found on bike path
By Pamela Hale-Burns, Staff Writer
Posted: 12/10/2008

LONG BEACH - A 28-year-old Long Beach man was found stabbed to death on the bicycle path along the Los Angeles River flood control channel near the 1600 block of San Francisco Avenue on Tuesday night.

Long Beach police officers responded to an unidentified 911 caller who reported a wounded man on the east side of the flood channel, some 250 yards south of Pacific Coast Highway, about 8:40 p.m., according to an Long Beach Police Department statement.

When police arrived, they found a man's body, police officials said. He had apparently died from being stabbed in the upper body.

LBPD Sgt. David Marander said no additional details were available Wednesday. He directed queries to the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office, which did not release the victim's name, pending notification of his next of kin.

Anyone with information on the crime was asked to call LBPD homicide detectives Dennis Robbins and Daniel Mendoza at 562-570-7244.

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