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Jeffrey Frank Vezich, 57

Jeffrey Frank Vezich, a 57-year-old white man, was found dead Tuesday, April 3, in the 8600 block of Tuscany Avenue in Playa del Rey, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

Officers from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Pacific Division went to an apartment for a welfare check on Vezich and found him bludgeoned to death inside his home, LAPD Det. Dave Vinton said.

Vezich was pronounced dead at 9:20 p.m. at the scene, according to coroner’s records.

Police think Vezich was killed on March 25. Personal items had been taken from his home, Vinton said.

Bryan Partida, a 21-year-old Latino, was arrested on suspicion of murder on April 10 in connection with Vezich’s death, according to online court records.

Partida was charged with one count of murder with the special circumstance allegation that the killing occurred during a burglary and robbery, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.

Partida also was charged with one count of first-degree burglary and one count of first-degree residential robbery, prosecutors said. The charges include an allegation that Partida used a hammer to kill Vezich.

An arraignment has been scheduled for April 30.

Vinton said it’s unclear whether the Vezich and Partida  knew each other.

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.

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