Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

News

5 Homeless Found Dead in Long Beach Along 405 Fwy

Stories like these are only possible with your help!
Your donation today keeps LAist independent, ready to meet the needs of our city, and paywall free. Thank you for your partnership, we can't do this without you.
5b2b58be4488b300092672ff-original.jpg

Police are treating the scene where five homeless people were found dead this morning as a murder scene. An anonymous 8:30 a.m. call alerted police to the makeshift camp in a "dense brush-filled area between some commercial buildings and a freeway interchange on West Wardlow Road just east of Santa Fe Avenue, according to Long Beach police Sgt. Dina Zapalski," per CBS2. The area is abut the 405/710 freeway interchange forcing some closures on a collector road and transition road between the freeways.