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1974 Long Beach cold case murder victim identified

U.S. Marine Oral Stuart, Jr., is pictured in this photo.

March 20, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
Investigators have finally identified a man found dead 40 years ago in Long Beach.

The body of U.S. Marine Oral Stuart, Jr., was discovered by officers in the carport of a condominium complex in the area of Spring Street near the 605 freeway back in November 1974.

Stuart had sustained blunt force trauma and other injuries. He had been stationed at Camp Pendleton when he disappeared.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Long Beach Police Department at (562) 570-7244.