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2 Bodies Found in Shallow Grave in Downtown Near Silver Lake; Police Search for 'Person of Interest'

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Following the gruesome discovery of two bodies in a shallow grave in the backyard of a home near Downtown*. The two men "appear to have been killed by blows from a blunt instrument," reports Police are working to locate Ronald Mendez; the 21-year-old lives at the home where the bodies were found, which is on the 2800 block of London Street. Authorities believe the victims may be Mendez's father and uncle, and "are calling [him] a person of interest and warn that he is considered armed and dangerous." *Mapping and new articles published about the case confirm that initial reports citing the location as "Downtown" were broad in scope; the location is, indeed, closer to Silver Lake.