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Thomas Angelo Zunich, 45

Thomas Angelo Zunich, a 45-year-old white man, died from blunt force trauma Sunday, Dec. 6, in the 3500 block of Faust Avenue in Long Beach, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

Long Beach police were called to a home shortly before midnight and found Zunich dead, according to a news release from the department. Investigators determined that Zunich was involved in a dispute with his live-in boyfriend, Timothy Hagler, a 24-year-old white man.

During the dispute, Zunich “sustained severe head trauma,” according to a news release from the Long Beach Police Department.

Zunich was pronounced dead at 11:06 p.m. at the scene.

Hagler has been charged with one count of murder and pleaded not guilty Jan. 4, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office. Hagler is scheduled to return to court Feb. 8 for a preliminary hearing.

Anyone with information is asked to call Long Beach police Dets. Mark Bigel Guarino and Shea Robertson at (562) 570-7244. Those who wish remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

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