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  1. #1
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    Mar 2013

    CA - Samuel Michel, 25, Los Angeles, 10 April 2012

    I just noticed this story today and it caught my attention because it occurred just after I moved away from Los Angeles, and it happened in an area that I used to frequent while I lived there.

    There are few details. Basically, a 25 year old male, native of New York state, had been living in the Koreatown area of Los Angeles. He went out with a friend to a bar near his apartment, walked home, and was found dead around 2:40am that same night.

    Here is a link to the story in LAist, which has all of the information that I was able to find. There are a few other news stories out there, but it's all the same information: http://laist.com/2013/04/06/family_o...rd_to_solv.php

    There are no suspects and no known motive. The only thing witnesses reported was hearing a fight, objects being thrown, and loud screaming. Also, a man, either white or hispanic, was seen leaving on a BMX-style bicycle. Also, the security cameras at the apartment building were conveniently not working the night of the murder.

    Personal reasons have me very intrigued by this case and frustrated at the lack of information released. Even the photograph being used in most news reports doesn't give a clear image of the victim's face.

    Any thoughts? Links to other stories, perhaps?

  2. #2
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    Jan 2013
    This is the first time I've heard anything about this case. It has barely been publicized in Los Angeles at all. It especially creeps me out because my friend lives a few blocks away from the scene of the murder. Parking can be tough to find in the area (depending when you're there) and the one and only time I parked on 8th, I got harassed and catcalled. I realize that harassment is not the same as a murder, I'm just saying that 8th St. and the streets south of there seem to give off a sketchier vibe than the streets north of there do. The millions of times I parked on Wilshire or 7th, no one has ever bothered me.

    I was able to find this article from last August which contains a picture of Samuel without sunglasses:


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