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Delaney Griffin, 54

Delaney Griffin, a 54-year-old black man, was fatally stabbed Saturday, Sept. 9, in the 700 block of North Fairfax Avenue in the Fairfax neighborhood, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

About 9:30 p.m., Griffin was walking north on North Fairfax Avenue looking for medical attention and knocked on the door of an assisted living home, said LAPD Lt. John Radtke. The person who answered found Griffin bleeding profusely from a slit to the throat, and called paramedics who arrived and pronounced Griffin dead at the scene at 9:40 p.m., according to police and coroner’s records.

Police tracked the blood trail south, to an alley west of North Fairfax Avenue, where they found the crime scene, Radtke said.

The stabbing occurred in an area where Griffin slept at night. About 11 hours after the killing, police came across a man who still had blood on his clothing near Romaine and North Hayworth Avenue, Radtke said.

Police searched the man’s possessions and found a knife, then interviewed the man, who said he had killed Griffin in a fight, Radtke said.

The suspect, Pablo Arizpe, a 37-year-old Latino, was arrested on suspicion of murder Sept. 10, according to online jail records.

Arizpe was charged with one count of murder, with a knife-use allegation, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.

Arizpe is due in court for an arraignment on Oct. 2, according to the office.

Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at (213) 382-9470. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

Contact the Homicide Report. Follow @nicolesantacruz and @latimeshomicide on Twitter.

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