The body of an elderly transient who was apparently beaten by a group of men was found amid his blankets this morning next to a Beverly Boulevard building in Historic Filipinotown. Homicide detectives were checking an eyewitness report that the man, believed to be about 65 years old, was beaten by a group of two to four men earlier today, according to Lt. Wes Buhrmester with the Rampart Division. A pedestrian found the victim, whose face showed signs of injury, shortly before 8 a.m. at 2515 Beverly Blvd. about a block east of the Orignal Tommy’s burger stand at Beverly and Rampart Boulevards. “Several officers recognized him from the area,” Buhrmester said.
* Update on Thursday, May 19: A 45-year-old woman was arrested in connection with the murder; three male suspects are still being sought. The Eastsider