Murder Was the Case: L.A. Homicide No. 233, Man Beaten Near Topanga
A man was beaten to death after getting into a verbal altercation with three men September 13. According to a coroner report, Martin Mendez, 32, died from "head trauma."
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The incident occurred at 12:44 a.m. in the 20000 block of Saticoy Street, near Winnetka Avenue. It is unclear what prompted the fight or whether it was gang-related. However, police have arrested a suspect in the brutal beating. Anyone with information about the attack should contact Topanga Division detectives at (818) 756-4820.
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