Police this morning are investigating the death of a man whose body was found in Silver Lake at Allesandro Way and Oak Glen Place. The victim is believed to have been murdered in a different location before his body was dumped near the 2 Freeway, said Lt. Mike Menza with the Northeast Division. The victim – described as a man in his 20s – suffered from an apparent gun shot wound, Menza said. A resident who lives nearby said officers were going door-to-door Tuesday night seeking information.
Police officers came across the man, who was declared dead at the scene. One resident said the body was found on the street near the entrance to the Loma Vista Street stairway.
* Update on May 18: The victim has been identified as Julio Alvarado. The Eastsider
* Update @ 2:44 p.m.: Lt. Steven Flores with the Northeast Division said detectives are tying to find out where the victim lived and contact his family. “We have no motive and very few leads at this point.”