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Juan Apollo Matthews, 40

Juan Apollo Matthews, a 40-year-old black man, died Thursday, Aug. 3, after being stabbed in the 44700 block of Division Street in Lancaster, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records. 

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the Windrose Apartments about 12:45 a.m. regarding an assault with a deadly weapon, according to a department news release. Matthews was found lying near the apartments’ carport, sheriff's Lt. Rodney Moore said. 

The Lancaster resident was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:58 a.m., according to coroner’s records.

Investigators don’t know how long Matthews had been lying on the ground before he was discovered, Moore said.

Family members told Fox 11 News that Matthews was a father of seven, and he had been visiting extended family at the time of his death. 

A few people were detained for questioning as possible witnesses, but they were released, Moore said, and there have been no arrests in connection with the stabbing. 

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.  

Contact the Homicide Report. Follow @latimeshomicide on Twitter.

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