LAPD investigates after man found dead at Venice Beach Boardwalk encampment – CBS Los Angeles
VENICE (CBSLA) – Los Angeles Police were investigating Friday after a man was found dead in a tent at a homeless camp near the intersection of Ocean Front Walk and Dudley Avenue in Venice.
According to the Los Angeles Police Department, officers were called to the camp at around 3:20 p.m. When officers arrived at the scene, they found a man in his 40s with blunt trauma to the body. head inside a tent.
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Los Angeles firefighters said the man died at the scene. Police said they did not believe it was gang related.
Family members identified the victim as Michael Hall, 49. They said he had just moved into the encampment a few weeks ago and believed his death was the result of a love triangle.
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Mark Ryavec heads the Venice Stakeholders Association and criticizes the way City Councilor Mike Bonin handled the crisis in the city. He now supports a controversial plan by Sheriff Alex Villanueva to remedy the situation.
“I put my money on the sheriff to say he’s the one who is going to stop these barbaric conditions, these third world conditions here, which produce a situation where one homeless person will kill another with a hatchet. “, did he declare. “It must stop. It has to stop not only for those people who live here so that they are safe, but it has to stop for visitors and it has to stop for residents.
Bonin recently announced a plan to house nearly 200 people within six weeks, although locals criticized the plan and schedule.
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The authorities did not immediately disclose any information on a possible suspect.