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Update on LA's First Murder of 2008

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Yesterday, there were not many details about a "freshly-shot" body found at the Glendale-based Forest Lawn cemetery (as opposed to the Griffith Park location). As more details came out, we learn the shooting was likely gang related and that the murder happened within the city limits of Los Angeles, not Glendale.

Jason Grey, 29, was visiting the cemetery for unknown reasons when he was shot multiple times in the upper and lower body around 12:40 p.m. yesterday. The LA Times reports a suspect was seen leaving the scene of the crime.

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The 300-acre cemetery, at 1712 S. Glendale Ave., is a popular tourist destination because many celebrities are buried there (Hello, Walt Disney and Humphrey Bogart). It lays on the Glendale-Los Angeles border, the homicide taking place on the LA side. LAPD's Northeast Division (Atwater, Los Feliz, Eagle Rock, Mt. Washington, Highland Park, among others) will be handling the investigation.

Photo by the seasonal blog, Creepy LA, via Flickr.