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Authorities Wednesday continued their efforts to find the killer of a man who was stabbed in January in the South Los Angeles area.

Ignacio Lorenzo-Silva, 43, was attacked about 4:45 p.m. Jan. 3 in the 5500 block of South Normandie Avenue, and he died at the scene, the Los Angeles Police Department reported.

“Lorenzo-Silva was walking to the bus stop on his way home from work when an unknown suspect approached him from behind and stabbed him in the neck,” police said in a statement.

Authorities held a news conference Wednesday morning to seek the public’s help in solving the crime, which police said was unprovoked.

“This was really a random attack,” LAPD Capt. Adrian Gonzalez said in remarks published by CBS2. “It was really unfortunate. This was our first homicide of the year and it’s a shocking event.”

A reward of up to $50,000 has been offered by the city of Los Angeles for information that helps detectives find the killer.

Anyone with information was urged to call the LAPD South Bureau Homicide office at 323-786-5113; 877-LAPD-247; or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS. Tipsters may also use the website www.lacrimestoppers.org.

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