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Miguel Angel Hernandez, 39

Miguel Angel Hernandez, a 39-year-old Latino male, was fatally stabbed Saturday, April 18, near 12101 Saticoy Street in Sun Valley, according to Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner's records.

About 6:30 a.m., Hernandez was sleeping behind a bus bench in the area when a person walked up and stabbed him "without provocation" more than a dozen times, said Los Angeles Police Det. James Fillmore.

An item was taken from Hernandez, but police have not figured out what it was, Fillmore said. 

The assailant, who was wearing a mask, black clothing and a white hooded sweatshirt, ran west on Saticoy Street, police said.

Hernandez, who was pronounced dead at the scene, was known in the area, and was "well liked," Fillmore said. 

Anyone with information is asked to call Fillmore at (818) 374-1929. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

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