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*2nd PHOTO UPDATE* #LASD Homicide Dets cont to seek Public's Help in Locating Murder Suspect, Azusa

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide detectives are continuing their efforts in locating, the fourth suspect, Matthew Luzon Martin-Capiendo. He is being sought for the murder of 20 year-old Julian Hamori-Andrade, which occurred on Monday, May 28, 2018.
 
Suspect Martin Luzon Martin-Capiendo is described as a 21 year-old Filipino. He is 5'06" tall, weighs 220lbs. and has brown eyes.  He has black hair although he may have recently shaved his head.
 
The suspect is aware that he is wanted and is to be considered ARMED and DANGEROUS.
 
Anyone with information on the murder suspect's whereabouts is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP on Google play or the Apple App Store or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org

Written by:
Kimberly Alexander, Deputy
Sheriff’s Information Bureau – Newsroom
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
Hall of Justice - First floor 
211 W. Temple St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-229-1700
 
Previous Updates are as follows:
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Homicde detectives have released the photo of a fourth suspect sought in the murder of 20 year-old Julian Hamori-Andrade that occurred on Monday, May 28, 2018. 

Suspect Matthew Luzon Martin-Capiendo and three other suspects are suspected of beating the victim to death and dumping his body in the Azusa Canyon. 

Suspect Martin Luzon Martin-Capiendo is described as a 21 year-old Filipino. He is 5'06" tall, weighs 220lbs. and has brown eyes.  He has black hair although he may have recently shaved his head.

The suspect is aware that he is wanted and is to be considered ARMED and DANGEROUS. 
 
Anyone with information on the murder suspect's whereabouts is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP on Google play or the Apple App Store or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org

Written by:
Deputy Dangelo Robinson
Sheriff’s Information Bureau – Newsroom
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
Hall of Justice - First floor 
211 W. Temple St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-229-1700
 

        

2ND UPDATE IS AS FOLLOWS:


Homicide Investigators have identified the suspects and victim in the continuing investigation regarding the suspicious circumstances incident in the unincorporated area of Azusa, and the related discovery of a deceased male in Azusa Canyon. 

The victim has been identified as Julian Hamori-Andrade, male Hispanic 20 years-old, and resident of Glendora. He was not a tenant at the original location in Azusa.
 

The suspects have been identified as:
 
Matthew Capiendo Luzon, male Asian 21 years-old, and resident of unincorporated Azusa (not in custody).

Hercules Balaskas, male White 18 years-old, and resident of Glendora (in custody).

Jacob Hunter Elmendorf, male White 19 years-old, and resident of La Verne (in custody).

Francisco Amigon, male Hispanic 19 years-old, and resident of La Verne (in custody).
 
Balaskas, Elmendorf, and Amigon were arrested and booked into San Dimas Sheriff Station for murder.  Charges with the District Attorney’s Office are pending.
 
Matthew Luzon is not in custody, but is a named suspect in the murder of the victim.  A warrant for his arrest is being sought. 
 
Investigators have learned, the victim, along with suspects Balaskas, Elmendorf, and Amigon were at the home of suspect Matthew Luzon on Goodway Drive, when the victim was brutally beaten before being dragged to a pick-up truck belonging to one of the suspects.  The unconscious victim was lifted into the bed of the truck and driven to Azusa Canyon.  He was  then brutally beaten again before being thrown over the side of a roadside drop off.  The victim, who is believed to have been alive upon arriving at the roadside location, succumbed to his injuries.
 
Tips from passersby, who witnessed the suspect vehicle at the location on the night of the incident, led to the discovery of the area where the victim had been left to die.  After several hours of searching, the victim was located and pronounced dead at the scene.
 
The motive for the killing is unknown at this time.

We want to thank the witnesses for coming forward and helping us locate the victim of this senseless murder.  Without them, we may never have found the victim.  

"If You See Something, Say Something"

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP on Google play or the Apple App Store or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org
 
Written by:
Deputy Trina Schrader
Sheriff’s Information Bureau – Newsroom
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
Hall of Justice - First floor 
211 W. Temple St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-229-1700


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UPDATE IS AS FOLLOWS:

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide detectives are continuing their investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of a male Hispanic adult. The deceased person was discovered at approximately 5:55 p.m., on Wednesday, May 30, 2018, when investigators found him in heavy brush on San Gabriel Canyon Road (Highway 39) near mile marker 20, in Azusa Canyon.

Homicide detectives, along with San Dimas Sheriff’s Station personnel, were in the area after developing information in the course of a suspicious circumstances investigation in the unincorporated area of Azusa (6100 block of Goodway Drive, on Monday, May 28, 2018).  Investigators learned a body had possibly been dumped in the area.  After approximately 2 hours of searching, the victim was found around 30 feet down the hill from the roadway.  He suffered, what appeared to be, blunt force trauma.

Investigators have identified the victim, but are not releasing his name pending notification of his next of kin. He was pronounced dead on scene.

Three suspects have been identified and arrested. All three are males in their early 20’s, and acquaintances of the victim.

One suspect remains outstanding, therefore no suspect names are being released at this time, nor is the motive.  

Investigators determined, the victim in this case had been assaulted at the Goodway Drive location before being driven to Azusa Canyon where his body was thrown over the side of the road. It is yet to be determined if the victim was killed at the home, or if the victim was killed at the location his body was discovered.

This case remains a very active investigation and no further information is available for release at this time.

The link to Monday's Nixle from the Goodway Drive investigation: https://local.nixle.com/alert/6593672/

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP on Google play or the Apple App Store or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org

Forwarded by:
Deputy Trina Schrader
Sheriff’s Information Bureau – Newsroom
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
Hall of Justice - First floor 
211 W. Temple St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-229-1700


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ORIGINAL PRESS RELEASE IS AS FOLLOWS:

DATE:  Wednesday, May 30, 2018
 
TIME:   6:00 P.M.
 
LOCATION:  Mile Marker 21.91 on Highway 39, Azusa
 
VICTIMS:   Unknown
 
SUSPECT(S):  Unknown
 
UNIT:  LASD Homicide – Lt. Alfred

 
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau detectives are responding to Mile Marker 21.91 on Highway 39, Azusa, to investigate the circumstances surrounding a dead person found.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

The investigation is ongoing and there is no additional information available at this time.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP on Google play or the Apple App Store or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.
 

Authored by:
Joana Warren, Deputy
Sheriff’s Information Bureau – Newsroom
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
Hall of Justice - First floor
211 W. Temple St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-229-1700
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