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Phillip Humberto Pelayo, 31

Phillip Pelayo, a 31-year-old Latino, was stabbed to death Sunday, Oct. 10, in the 1500 block of North Winona Boulevard in East Hollywood, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

Police were called to investigate a report of an "assault with a deadly weapon -- stabbing" at about 4:20 p.m., according to a Los Angeles Police Department news release.

When authorities arrived, they learned Pelayo had been taken to the hospital by Los Angeles City Fire Department officials. He was pronounced dead a short time later, police said.

During the investigation, detectives discovered that Pelayo's older brother, Edgar Pelayo, was allegedly involved in the assault but had fled after the incident.

Investigators obtained an arrest warrant and later found out he had boarded a Greyhound bus headed to Calexico. The day after the stabbing, Edgar Pelayo was apprehended by San Bernardino Police Department officers and taken back to Hollywood, where he was booked on suspicion of murder.

Photo: Edgar Pelayo. Credit: Los Angeles Police Department Edgar Pelayo, a 42-year-old Latino, is currently incarcerated in lieu of $2.045 million. His next court appearance is scheduled for Oct. 20 at Los Angeles Municipal Court.

Anyone with additional information about the death of Phillip Pelayo is asked to contact Hollywood Homicide Det. Tom Small or Det. Timo Illlig at (213) 972-2910. Tipsters who would like to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

-- Sarah Ardalani

Photo: Edgar Pelayo. Credit: Los Angeles Police Department

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