Authorities have released a surveillance image of a bicycle-riding suspect in their hunt for the killer of a 16-year-old boy outside a laundromat as the victim’s horrified mother was nearby in Lynwood.
The fatal stabbing occurred around 4 p.m. Monday in the 11900 block of Long Beach Boulevard, said Deputy Kelvin Moody of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau.
William Escamilla of Lynwood died at a hospital, the coroner’s office reported.
The teen was speaking with the suspect in a parking lot when he was stabbed in the upper body. The suspect then rode his bicycle south on Long Beach Boulevard and out of view, Moody said.
The victim’s mother, who was at the location, took her son to a hospital, Moody said.
The motive of the crime was unknown, Moody said.
The suspect was described as Hispanic, 25 to 40 years old, with a thin build, multiple tattoos.
Anyone who recognizes the suspect or has information about the stabbing was urged to call (323) 890-5500 to speak with Detective Sgt. Quintero or Detective Austin.
Anonymous tips can be submitted through Crime Stoppers by calling (800) 222-TIPS.
–City News Service