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    Homicide Investigation

    September 20, 2018
    Contact: Saul Rodriguez, Lieutenant
    Phone: 310.458.2293

    The Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) is seeking the public’s assistance with any witnesses or information related to a homicide investigation.

    This morning at about 6:40 a.m., SMPD responded to a radio call for service regarding a dead body discovered underneath the pier.  Officers arrived on scene and determined the deceased, a male in his 30’s, suffered an injury consistent with blunt force trauma to the head.

    SMPD Detectives responded and are conducting a thorough investigation of the crime scene.  Detectives are seeking information from anyone that may have been around the pier in the early morning hours and may be able to provide information related to this investigation. 

    Anyone with information is encouraged to call Detective Leone at (310) 458-8943; Detective Goodwin at (310) 458-8942; or the Santa Monica Police Department at (310) 458-8491.

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