Cypress Park alley fire victim identified as homeless man

The  body that was found burned late last month in a Cypress Park alley has been identified as 65-year-old Ralph Jimenez.  Jimenez’ body was found on July 29 near Figueroa Street and Avenue 28 after firefighters extinguished an early morning trash fire. Jimenez was homeless “but had family in Cypress Park that cared for him,” said Northeast Division homicide detective Larry Burcher.
While homicide detectives are handling the case,  Jimenez’ death is not technically being considered a homicide pending further results from the county coroner, Burcher said. He could provide no further details about the investigation.



  2. at least now he has a name. this reminds me of John Magram, the homeless man in K-town who was set on fire a few years back. i truly hope this was a freak accident and someone did not do this on purpose.


  4. I couldn’t believe it was you! My heart broke when I found out. I will pray for you for as long as I’m able. I love you and will always keep a special place in my heart for you. God Bless you, and may he have mercy on your soul. ~me

  5. Thats sucks Ralphie, You will be in my prayers. man I can’t believe that was you would got burned up. I had heard about it when it happened but barely found out it was you. May God bless your soul! My prayers go out to the Jimemez family. Keep your head up CJ. God bless all of you reading this, if you have family spend time with them and tell them you love them, if you hold anything against them forgive them! They might be here tomorrow.

  6. He wasnt homeless and it’s just like the press to sugar coat a homicide in my hood

  7. Rest in peace Ralph i heard alot about you from your nephew aka my best friend ,which was a fire fighter and i miss him a whole lot hes away at this moment but i pray that he will be back home we’re his heart is at and thats here in CYPRESS.missed but never forgotten and I’ll be here waiting on Alice with love and respect your real friend speeds .102.

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