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Police Search Hollywood Hills For Suspect in Fatal Stabbing
After 12 days of searching, authorities have taken their manhunt for a murder suspect to the Hollywood Hills.The L.A. County Sheriff's Department along with other law enforcement agencies are sending in 50 personnel to comb the hills for any trace of the suspect 54-year-old Oscar Bridges, according to a statement from the department. The search is taking place in the hills above the Greek Theater and Runyon Canyon Park.
Bridges is wanted in connection with the fatal stabbing of 22-year-old Texan Robert Brewer. The stabbing happened on Jan. 23 in a motel room in the 10400 block of South Vermont Avenue, an unincorporated area of Los Angeles. Bridges is a registered sex offender with a long rap sheet, and authorities consider him armed and dangerous. Investigators say he often frequents motels in the Hollywood and West Hollywood areas.
Bridges was sharing a motel room he had rented out for a week with Brewer, but authorities aren't sure how the two were connected, according to CBS Los Angeles.
Bridges is described as a black man, 6 feet 2 inches tall, 180 pounds, with black dreadlocks and brown eyes. Bridges also is known to go by the name "Rick" and has ties to Arizona.
If you have any info about Bridges, contact Sheriff's homicide detectives at (323) 890-5500.