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News Release

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

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Los Angeles: LAPD Northeast Area homicide detectives are investigating the death of 46-year-old Los Angeles resident Nelson Guzman.

On April 7, 2012, between the hours of 9 p.m. and 11 p.m., Los Angeles Fire Department personnel found Guzman lying on the ground, unconscious at “El Nuevo Cafetal,” a restaurant located in the 4900 block of Santa Monica Boulevard.  After being transported to a local hospital, he died from his injuries.

Detectives are seeking the public’s help in identifying witnesses who could possibly have information about Guzman’s death.

Anyone with information on this case is urged to call Northeast Area Homicide Detectives Zesati or Yamada at 323-344-5744 or the Northeast Area watch commander at 323-344-5701. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247).  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.”  Tipsters may also go to, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.