The Deaths of the Los Angeles Riots

Nissar Mustafa

Nissar Mustafa (John Doe #172). The charred and decomposed body of John Doe #172 was discovered Aug. 12, 1992, in Harvard Heights in the 1600 block of South Western Avenue. The body was found by a demolition crew clearing the rubble inside a J.J. Newberry store that was burned by looters on the first night of riots. The body was later identified as Nissar Mustafa, a 20-year-old white man.

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