Daniel Edward Koch, a 33-year-old white man, was stabbed in Limekiln Canyon Park in Porter Ranch on Sunday, Aug. 26, and died at 12:15 p.m. He had been arguing with two men, and one pulled a knife and stabbed him. An unknown passerby spotted his body, called 911 and disappeared.
Later, one suspect was arrested: Quinn Marez, 18, of mixed white and Latino descent. The quarrel, investigators said, had to do with name-calling.
One more suspect, 18-year-old Justin Thalheimer, a white youth, was arrested in Santa Barbara on May 6. Credit goes to LAPD Devonshire Dets. John Doerbecker and Mike Fesperman for this cleared case.
[Update Nov. 17: A reader contacted the Los Angeles Times, asking for a follow-up on Koch's case.
Marez and Thalheimer each were convicted of first-degree murder on Feb. 11, 2010, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney's office.
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