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    Suspicious Death Investigation

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    July 6, 2018
    Contact: Saul Rodriguez, Lieutenant
    Phone: 310.458.2293
    email: saul.rodriguez@smgov.net

    The Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) is seeking the public’s assistance with any information or witnesses related to a suspicious death that occurred in Santa Monica. 

    This morning at about 6:44 a.m., SMPD Officers responded to a radio call for service on the property of St. John’s Hospital, 2121 Santa Monica Blvd, regarding a deceased person found on a bench. Hospital security found the body on a bench and notified hospital staff.  Hospital staff determined the man was deceased.  First responding officers determined the death appeared suspicious.  

    SMPD Detectives were notified and responded to the scene for an investigation.  A preliminary investigation has revealed the deceased suffered a blunt force injury to his upper torso. The deceased is a Caucasian male in his 40’s.

    Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Santa Monica Police Department at (310) 458-8491.

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