MONTEBELLO — Coroner’s officials on Wednesday identified the teen fatally struck by a train earlier this week as a 16-year-old Montebello resident.
Investigator McKracken from the Los Angeles County Department of Coroner said Tikkri Osario died of traumatic injuries and the death was ruled as an accident.
Montebello Police Lt. Kelly Gordon said a train conductor called police about a deceased person by the railroad tracks south of Olympic Boulevard, east of Maple Avenue at 8:21 p.m. Monday. It was a male that was struck, she added.
Gordon didn’t have details about the collision. She said the Union Pacific Railroad police is handling the investigation.
- Ruby Gonzales
This comes from a Department of Coroner press release issued Wednesday morning:
The Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner is seeking the public’s help with the identification of an unidentified male.
On July 31, 2013 at approximately 11:00 A.M., human skeletal remains were found along the Rio Hondo Riverbed bike path near Lincoln Avenue and San Gabriel Boulevard in Montebello, CA. The remains were determined to be a White or Hispanic male with an age range between 35 and 55 years of age. He has a partial denture at the back of his lower right jaw. No wallet or other identifying papers were found with him or in the surrounding area.
There’s two sketches included with the press release. This is the one that’s most telling.
Know who it is? Call the LA County Coroner at 323-343-0714.
Coroner’s officials Wednesday released composite sketches of a man whose skeletal remains were found in a Rio Hondo riverbed in Montebello in late July in hopes of determining his identity.
A bicyclist first reported finding bones about 11 a.m. July 29 in the riverbed adjacent to the 900 block of East Lincoln Avenue, according to Montebello police officials and Los Angeles County sheriff’s investigators, who are assisting Montebello police with the investigation.
The skeletal remains were determined to be human, and authorities launched a death investigation, according to Lt. David Coleman of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau.
After two months of investigation, the man’s name remained a mystery, Los Angeles County Department of Coroner Chief of Operations Craig Harvey said in a written statement.
“The remains were determined to be a white or Hispanic male with an age range between 35 and 55 years of age,” Harvey said. “He has a partial denture at the back of his lower right jaw. No wallet or other identifying papers were found with him or in the surrounding area.”
The skeletal remains had been scattered in the riverbed, apparently by animals, Coleman said.
Information regarding the man’s cause of death or the length of time he may have been dead was not available.
Anyone with information was asked to contact coroner’s Investigator Daniel Machian at 323-343-0754. The Coroner’s Investigations Division can be reached 24 hours a day at 323-343-0714.
MONTEBELLO – Police sounded the all clear Friday after investigating a telephoned bomb threat at the Shops at Montebello, authorities said.
The incident began just after 11 a.m., when Montebello police received a call on the station’s non-emergency line and made a bomb threat against the Shops at Montebello, Montebello police Lt. Mike Flores said.
The caller stated that there were “four explosives set to go off at 5 p.m.,” the lieutenant said.
With help from Monterey Park police and Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies, Montebello police searched the mall, which remained open.
“We searched the entire premises. We were unable to locate any suspicious packages,” Flores said.
Officials deemed the mall safe about 1:45 p.m.
It was not clear if the threat was related to three similar ones made to Temple City schools over the past three days, Flores added. But the possibility was under investigation.
INDUSTRY — A Montebello man died late Friday after he was struck by two vehicles while trying to cross the 60 Freeway after the car he was riding in broke down, authorities said.
Roger Reyna, 30, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, California Highway Patrol Officer Francisco Villalobos said.
The collision was first reported about 8:40 p.m. in the westbound lanes of the 60 Freeway, just east of Crossroads Parkway in Industry, CHP Officer Patrick Kimball said.
Prior to being struck, Reyna was a passenger in a car being driven by his mother that had broken down on the eastbound side of the freeway, Villalobos said. He exited the vehicle to seek help, and attempted to cross the freeway.
“He crossed all lanes of the eastbound 60 and was crossing the westbound lanes when he was struck by a vehicle in the No. 6 lane,” Villalobos said. “He was subsequently struck by a second vehicle in the No. 6 lane.”
A 27-year-old La Puente man who was driving the 2004 Chevrolet Avalanche that first struck Reyna, as well as a 50-year-old Corona man who was driving the 19988 Acura TL that struck the man afterward remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators, Villalobos said. No arrests or citations were made as the incident remained under investigation.
CHP logs indicated a caller reported seeing a man walking along the side of the road at 8:38 p.m. One minute later, it was reported that the man was seen near the center divider.
A CHP officer arrived on-scene at 8:40 p.m., but the man — later identified as Reyna — has already been fatally struck, logs show.
Officials issued a Sig Alert for the three right-hand lanes of the westbound 60 Freeway for more than an hour as they investigated the scene.
- Brian Day and Ruby Gonzales
MONTEBELLO — A man was hit and killed by an Amtrak train Thursday night.
The fatal collision happened at 7:26 p.m. around Sycamore Street and Carob Way.
Coroner’s officials said it was reported as a suicide.
It appears the man lay down on the tracks, according to Montebello Police Lt. Kelly Gordon.
Amtrak notified Montebello police.
Gordon said the case is being handled by Amtrak police and the coroner’s office.
The man was still unidentified as of Friday morning.
- Ruby Gonzales
MONTEBELLO — A man died after his motorcycle struck a light pole along Montebello Boulevard late Thursday, officials said.
Nicholas Andrew Hovermale, 22, of Montebello died in the crash, Los Angeles County Department of Coroner Assistant Chief of Operations Ed Winter said.
He was southbound on Montebello Boulevard, just south of Liberty Avenue, shortly after 10:30 p.m. when the crash occurred, Montebello police Lt. Mike Flores said.
“He appeared to have lost control and collided with a light pole,” Flores said.
Paramedics pronounced Hovermale dead at the scene, officials said.
The investigation was ongoing.
MONTEBELLO — Homicide detectives are investigating after human remains were discovered along Lincoln Avenue Wednesday, officials said.
The discovery was reported along the Rio Hondo riverbed adjacent to the 900 block of East Lincoln Avenue, Los Angeles County sheriff’s and Montebello police officials said. The find was reported by a bicyclist early Wednesday afternoon.
Montebello police Lt. Michael Bergman said the remains, initially described as skeletal and “minimal.”
The remains had been there “some time,” Lt. Dave Dolson of the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau said. A more specific time frame was not available.
The bones had been scattered, apparently by animals, Dolston added.
Detectives from the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau were helping Montebello police with the investigation, and anyone with information was asked to contact the bureau at 323-890-5500.
MONTEBELLO — A 39-year-old Carson man was killed Wednesday when his motorcycle hit a truck Wednesday afternoon.
Francisco Estrada Jr. died at the scene of the 1:38 p.m. crash in the 6900 block of Washington Boulevard, Los Angeles County Department of Coroner Lt. Larry Dietz said..
Montebello police Sgt. Larry Jackson said a Penske truck was backing into the westbound lanes to enter a business.
Estrada, who was westbound on Washington Boulevard ,collided with the side of the truck, he added.
The rider died at the scene.
MONTEBELLO — A man robbed a Montebello donut shop early Tuesday and is suspected of robbing the same shop last week, authorities said.
The most recent crime took place about 1:45 a.m. at Sunshine Donuts, 201. E. Beverly Boulevard, Montebello police Lt. Michael Bergman said.
The robber entered the store and motioned as if he had a handgun, though no gun was seen, the lieutenant said.
He threatened to kill the employee and demanded money, Bergman said. He fled without about $40.
Police described the robber as a Latino man in his mid-20s with a his right arm sleeved with tattoos. He wore a white cap, a black T-shirt and black sunglasses.
Bergman said the man was beleived to be the same robber who held up the donut shop last week.
According to police logs, a robbery was reported at the same location about 1:55 a.m. July 8. Further details were not immediately available.