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Edgar Javier Godinez Gomez, 26

Edgar Javier Godinez Gomez (2017-09-29)

Edgar Javier Godinez Gomez, a 26-year-old Latino, died Tuesday, Sept.29, after he was shot in the 2000 block of Saybrook Avenue in Commerce, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records. 

Employees coming to work in the industrial neighborhood spotted Godinez Gomez’s body around 8 a.m., lying along an access road near some railroad tracks behind a warehouse, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. Derrick Alfred said. He had been shot in the head multiple times.

“The body was lying out in the open. It would be hard to miss,” Alfred said. “It looked like he’d been there for several hours.”

Godinez Gomez, a resident of the Florence-Firestone area of South Los Angeles, was pronounced dead at the scene at 8:25 a.m., according to coroner’s records.

Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. Those wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477. 

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