Ommer Ganaway, a 90-year-old black man, died from blunt force trauma Friday, March 2, near 8032 S. Vermont Ave. in Vermont Knolls, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
A person in the area found Ganaway on the sidewalk around 5:30 a.m. and called police, Los Angeles Police Det. Chris Barling said.
Ganaway was pronounced dead at the scene at 5:45 a.m., according to coroner’s records.
Police think Ganaway was walking home from a friend’s house around 3 a.m. when he was confronted by a person who beat him and took a duffel bag he was carrying, Barling said.
Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at (323) 786-5113. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.