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Santos Valerio Turcios, 49

Santos Turcios, a 49-year-old Latino, was stabbed to death Monday, Dec. 6, in the 900 block of West 82nd Street in Vermont Knolls, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

Turcios got into an argument with a 15-year-old boy at an apartment complex about 9:10 p.m., police said. He was confronting the youth because the boy was drinking with Turcios' teenage daughter, police said. During the dispute, the boy allegedly stabbed Turcios then fled.

Authorities were called and paramedics rushed Turcios to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Officers found the boy Tuesday and arrested him on suspicion of murder. His name was not released because he is a juvenile. Police have not located the weapon and the killing remains under investigation.

Anyone with more information is asked to call LAPD Dets. John Ferreria or Eric Crosson at (213) 485-1383 or leave anonymous tips at (800) 222-8477.

-- Tony Barboza

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