Teen Stabbed to Death in East Los Angeles

Teen Stabbed to Death in East Los Angeles
Los Angeles County Sheriff's cars in Compton, Calif., on March 3, 2009. (David McNew/Getty Images)
City News Service

EAST LOS ANGELES, Calif.—A 17-year-old boy was found dead from an apparent stabbing in the East Los Angeles area Aug. 11.

Jaime Castellano Jr. was identified on Aug. 14 as the stabbing victim, according to the Los Angeles County coroner’s office.

Paramedics pronounced Castellano dead at the scene.

Deputies responded to the 4900 block of East Cesar Chavez Avenue, near Belvedere County Park, at about 4:55 a.m. Thursday, according to Deputy Michael Chen of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Information Bureau.

“When deputies arrived, they located the victim, a ... male approximately 15 to 20 years of age, lying on the ground unresponsive and suffering from an apparent stab wound,” Chen said.

“There is no suspect or suspect vehicle description at this time. The murder weapon remains outstanding.”

Anyone with information on the case was urged to call the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500 or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS. Tipsters may also use the website lacrimestoppers.org.