A 59-year-old local theater director and producer was found stabbed to death inside his Wilshire apartment January 2. Bennett Bradley was attacked around 5:50 p.m. in the 100 block of South New Hampshire Avenue.
Los Angeles Fire Department showed up and pronounced Bradley dead at the scene. Detectives believe the motive for the crime was possibly robbery.
According to ABC7, Bradley was a director at the nearby Fountain Theater. He had been working on a new production that was scheduled to open in February. Apparently when he did not show up for rehearsals on Friday, a stage manager went to check on him and discovered the grisly scene.
Neighbor Tanya Guzman told ABC7: “It was scary and really sad, because every time we walked by, he would like wave at us and say hi, and he was a very friendly person.''
There is no suspect description or information at this time. Anyone with information should contact Olympic Division detectives at (213) 382-9470.