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Murder Was the Case: L.A. Homicide No. 164, Real Estate Agent Found Stabbed in Westchester

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Mon, Jul 20, 2009 at 6:22 PM


The body of a 45-year-old real estate agent was found inside a house in Westchester on July 18.

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Ricardo Contreras was discovered by another real estate agent who was preparing to show the 1,900-square-foot three-bedroom, two-bath house at 8917 Kittyhawk Avenue to a potential buyer about 7 pm on Saturday night.

Victim: Ricardo Contreras

According to police reports, the real estate agent couldn't find the key for the door in the lock box so went with the client to the backyard and found a broken window. Inside, they found the body of Contreras on the living room floor. He was stabbed multiple times.

According to media reports, Contreras was not robbed.

Contreras had been missing since Tuesday evening when he didn't come home after work. His family had put out fliers in an attempt to find the father of five. The house is priced at $539,000 and listed by Modern Realty Co., which specializes in foreclosures and bank-owned properties.


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