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Erik Poltorak: Fairfax District Front-Porch Murder Perplexes Police

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Fri, Nov 2, 2012 at 3:20 PM

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Updated at the bottom with the victim's ID and scary details. Headline has changed. First posted at 2:25 p.m. Thursday.

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*Erik Poltorak, Fairfax District Muder Victim, Was Executive At Sex Fashion Company.

A man's body was found in a home in a nice stretch of the Fairfax District today, and cops were investigating the situation as a homicide.

LAPD Officer Cleon Joseph told the Weekly that police were sent to the residence after someone reported a shooting or shots fired late this morning.

The report came in at ...


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... 11:06 a.m., he said. The address was in the 300 block of North Laurel Avenue, off Beverly Boulevard.

The man's ID and age were not available.

The residence was roped off with yellow tape as homicide detectives investigated today.

[Update at 3:20 p.m. Friday]: In a statement released this afternoon police identified the victim as 42-year-old Erik Poltorak.

Cops now say they went to his home after coworker found him dead of gunshot wounds on his front porch.

Neighbors told detectives they heard gunfire overnight but none, it seems, called 911:

Detective's investigation revealed that several neighbors heard what sounded like gunshots early in the morning, around 2 or 2:30 a.m., but police were not called at that time.

If you know anything else about the case, investigators would love to hear from you: 213-382-9470.

[@dennisjromero / djromero@laweekly.com / @LAWeeklyNews]

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