County Authorities Identified Stabbing Victim

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EAST LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A 17-year-old teen who was found dead from an apparent stabbing in the East Los Angeles area was identified Saturday.

Jaime Castellano, Jr, 17, was identified as the stabbing victim, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner's office.

Paramedics pronounced Castellano dead at the scene.

Deputies responded to the 4900 block of East Cesar Chavez Avenue about 4:55 a.m. Thursday, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department reported.

"When deputies arrived, they located the victim, a ... male approximately 15 to 20 years of age, lying on the ground unresponsive and suffering from an apparent stab wound," a sheriff's department statement said.

"There is no suspect or suspect vehicle description at this time," the sheriff's department reported. "The murder weapon remains outstanding."

Anyone with information on the case was urged to call the Sheriff's Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500, or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS. Tipsters may also use the website

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