Thursday, August 20, 2009

Unidentified body -- public help needed


                                                                                    County of Los Angeles



                                                                             Anthony T. Hernandez, Director

                                                                             Lakshmanan Sathyavagiswaran, M.D.

                                                                             Chief Medical Examiner-Coroner

                                                                             1104 North Mission Road

                                                                             Los Angeles, CA  90033





Craig Harvey, F-ABMDI

Chief Coroner Investigator

                                                                                                (323) 343-0783



Coroner Case #2009-04865 – JOHN DOE # 110


The County of Los Angeles Department of Coroner is seeking the public’s help with the identification of an unidentified male.  On July 14, 2009 at approximately 5:30 pm the decedent was struck by a Metrolink train at San Fernando Road and Van Nuys Boulevard in Pacoima.  He was pronounced dead at the scene.  He appears to be a Hispanic male, approximately 55+ years of age.  He is approximately 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs 145 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.  His left leg had been amputated below the knee and he had a prosthetic leg.  There was paperwork found at the scene with the name “Jesus Cervantes Valencia,” however we have been unable to confirm that information.


Facial photo unavailable




ITEM                                         COLOR                         L         

Shirt, long sleeve                     Blue    

Jeans                                       Blue

Belt                                          Brown

Shorts                                      Blue & white

Socks                                       White

Hi-top sneakers                        Black – both right foot shoes                                                                          

JEWELRY: None          SCARS OR TATTOOS: Left leg (below knee amputation)


Anyone with information is asked to please contact Inv. Daniel Machian at the Los Angeles County Coroner Identifications Unit at (323) 343-0754 or the Coroner Investigations Division at (323) 343-0714 (24-hours).         08/20/2009crh           


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