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Reward for dismembered body information

May 6, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
The City of Los Angeles is offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to the killer of a man whose dismembered body was found in a shopping cart in North Hills.On February 5, 2006, officers responded to a call at 8622 Langdon Avenue that a shopping cart contained a man's body. His feet, hands and head had been removed. The body was clothed in a black windbreaker with fleece lining, a white T-shirt and black jeans with a 34" waist and 30" length.

The victim has been named John Doe 28.

LAPD detectives have checked missing persons databases, but have not been able to identify the victim.

Detectives say once the person is identified, it is possible they can discover who killed him.

The coroner's office described the victim as being white or Latino, about 5' 6", with a medium build. He is believed to be between 23 and 35 years old.

Anyone with information is asked to contact LAPD Detective Gene Parshall at (818) 838-9954.

City News Service contributed to this report.

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