Assault Victim Found Dead at Las Palmas Park in San Fernando

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Authorities are searching for clues following the death of an assault victim at Las Palmas Park in San Fernando Tuesday night.

Authorities investigate a fatal stabbing at Las Palmas Park in San Fernando. (Credit: KTLA)

San Fernando police responded to a “person down” call at the park located in the 500 block of South Huntington Street about 9:45 p.m., according to a news release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Upon their arrival, officers found a man on the ground behind the park’s softball fields.

The victim, who has not been identified, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities initially stated the victim had suffered a stab wound to his body, but later said that was still under investigation.

“We know for sure he was the victim of some sort of assault,” Sheriff’s Department Lt. Derrick Alfred said. “We can’t determine from what we see here that it was actually a stabbing.”

No information regarding the attacker, who remains outstanding, was immediately available.

“We believe that there is somebody out there who did see something,” said Alfred, who is hopeful a witness will come forward and provide some leads for investigators.

Anyone with information was asked to call the Sheriff’s Department at 323-890-5500. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).