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.

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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.

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