The Deaths of the Los Angeles Riots

John Doe #80

John Doe #80 was found Saturday, May 2, 1992, in a burned-out Pep Boys auto parts store in the 5800 block of South Vermont Avenue. The store in Vermont-Slauson had been torched a few days earlier. Investigators succeeded in lifting a single print from the body's left middle finger -- a critical piece of information in the identification process. In addition, they X-rayed the body's teeth and recovered from the scene a pair of blue bikini underwear, a .38-caliber bullet casing and parts of a pair of blue jeans.

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