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Martin Leska, 83

Martin Leska, an 83-year-old white man, was pronounced dead on Saturday, Dec. 16, after being found stabbed at his home in the 5500 block of Alessandro Avenue in Temple City, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records. 

Deputies were called to Leska’s home about 5:50 a.m. after a family member requested a check on his welfare, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Rodney Moore. 

Relatives told investigators they hadn’t heard from or spoken to Leska for “several days,” Moore said. 

Leska was found inside his home with at least one stab wound in his upper torso, Moore said. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 6:50 a.m., according to coroner’s records. 

Moore said investigators aren’t revealing any details about the condition of the house, or how Leska’s attacker got inside. 

“The motive is unknown,” Moore said, “but we do have significant leads. Hopefully, we will come to a conclusion with an arrest in the near future.”  

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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