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Reward offered to solve Los Angeles homeless man’s murder

December 20, 2018
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This Nov. 6, 2018 photo from surveillance video, released by the Los Angeles Police Department on Dec. 20, 2018, shows a hooded figure suddenly attacking 58-year-old Fernando Perez in downtown Los Angeles. Perez died in a hospital Nov. 8. Authorities are seeking the public's help in identifying the assailant and are offering a $50,000 reward. During the attack, the assailant picked up a backpack that fell to the ground and left. (Los Angeles Police Department via AP)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A $50,000 reward is being offered to help solve the murder of a homeless man in downtown Los Angeles last month.

The Los Angeles Police Department on Wednesday released video showing a hooded figure suddenly attacking 58-year-old Fernando Perez on Nov. 6. He suffered multiple stab wounds and died in a hospital on Nov. 8.

During the attack, the assailant picked up a backpack that fell to the ground and left.

Other video obtained by detectives from the area shows the suspect, accompanied by a woman, with a backpack over a shoulder.

The suspect is estimated to be 25 to 35 years old and was last seen in a green Chevrolet Spark.

Police say the motive is still under investigation but may have been robbery.

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