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    CA - L.A. riots victim 'John Doe No. 80' ID'd

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    LA Riots’ ‘John Doe No. 80’ Finally Identified, 25 Years Later

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    His name is Armando Ortíz Hernández and he was 18 when he died in the Los Angeles riots of 1992. After 25 years, he will no longer be remembered in police files as the anonymous “John Doe No. 80.”

    Ortíz, originally from Mexico, was the last unidentified victim of the more than 50 people who died in the LA riots, the deadliest in U.S. history. His body was found on May 2, 1992 inside a torched Pep Boys auto parts store in Southern Los Angeles. The official cause of death was smoke and carbon monoxide inhalation, and thermal burns. He was cremated and buried in a mass grave at LA County cemetery, the Los Angeles Times reported.
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    Just a point of order -- fatality-wise, the Tulsa race riot in 1921 probably leads the riot toll; estimates by the American Red Cross et al.: over 300 dead.



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