Officers were dispatched to the area of Harbor Avenue & 15th Street in regards to an unknown trouble call, which resulted in officers locating the body of a deceased male adult.
When officers arrived, they located the man inside a motorhome, who had sustained stab wounds to the upper torso. The victim had been found by family members who called police
Long Beach Fire Department paramedics responded and determined the victim, identified as 41-year-old Hernan Cortez of Long Beach, deceased at the scene. Victim Cortez had been living in his motorhome in that area.
During their investigation, Homicide detectives learned that someone in the area reported seeing the victim. Therefore, they believe the stabbing occurred sometime between then and when the victim was discovered by family.
A motive for the stabbing is unknown and the investigation remains ongoing.
Anyone with any information regarding the incident is urged to contact LBPD Homicide Detectives Malcolm Evans and Robert Gonzalez at (562) 570-7244. Anonymous tips may be submitted through “LA Crime Stoppers” by calling 800-222-TIPS (8477), downloading the “P3 Tips” app to your smart phone (available at the Apple app store or Google Play), or by visiting www.crimestoppers.org.