On Feb. 14, 2023, at approximately 6:03 a.m., officers responded to the area of Pacific Coast Highway and the Los Angeles River to assist the Long Beach Fire Department with a patient in need of medical treatment, which resulted in the death of a male adult.
Upon arrival, officers located a male adult victim near a homeless encampment who was unresponsive with life-threatening injuries to the upper torso. The Long Beach Fire Department determined the victim deceased at the scene.
Homicide detectives responded to the scene to investigate the incident. Based on the preliminary investigation, detectives believe the victim, who resided at the encampment, sustained multiple injuries to their upper body. Currently, no suspect information is available.
The Los Angeles County Department of the Medical Examiner-Coroner will work to identify the decedent and notify the next of kin.
Anyone with information regarding the incident is urged to contact Homicide Detectives Michael Hubbard or Donald Collier 562-570-7244. Anonymous tips may be submitted through “LA Crime Stoppers” by calling 800-222-TIPS (8477), downloading the “P3 Tips” app to your smartphone (available at the Apple app store or Google Play), or by visiting www.lacrimestoppers.org.