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Murder Was the Case: L.A. Homicide No. 157, Glassell Park Beating Victim in Identified


The Hispanic male who was beaten to death with a bottle on the afternoon of July 13 in Glassell Park has been identified as 44-year-old Heliodoro Cantoral.


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An animal-regulations officer witnessed the fatal attack and saw the culprit bash a glass bottle over Cantoral's head. The assailant, described as a Hispanic male in his 40s or 50s, was observed leaving the scene in a pickup truck. The 1:30 p.m. attack, which occurred on the corner of Lacy Street and Avenue 26, doesn't appear to be gang-related. Cantoral died of his injuries at a nearby hospital.


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