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Joseph Medrano, 30

Joseph Medrano, a 30-year-old Latino, died Monday, Nov. 26, in the 500 block of Kendall Avenue in Montecito Heights, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

Police responding to a 911 call at 3:55 p.m. discovered Medrano strangled, said Ed Winter, coroner’s spokesman.

He was pronounced dead at 4:21 p.m.

Medrano died in a struggle with a woman who was later taken into custody. She was later released after detectives determined she killed Medrano in self defense, said LAPD Detective Jorge Alfaro.

Anyone with additional information about the death is asked to contact the LAPD at (877) 275-5273. Tipsters wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

--Adolfo Flores

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