The L.A. Riots: 20 years later

Deaths during the riots

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More than 60 people lost their lives amid the looting and fires that ravaged the city over five days starting April 29, 1992. Ten were shot to death by law enforcement officials. An additional 44 people died in other homicides or incidents tied to the rioting. By year’s end, Los Angeles had 1,096 homicides, a record. 1992 remains L.A.'s deadliest year.

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April 25, 2012
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Full Name Age Race Date Neighborhood Address Solved* Story
Cesar A. Aguilar 18 Latino Apr. 30, 1992 Westlake 2009 W. 6th St.
George Alvarez 42 Latino May 1, 1992 Chinatown Main & College streets
Wilson Alvarez 40 Latino May 23, 1992 Hawthorne 3100 Rosecrans Ave. Unsolved
Brian E. Andrew 30 Black Apr. 30, 1992 Compton Rosecrans & Chester avenues
Vivian Austin 87 Black May 3, 1992 Harvard Park 1600 W. 60th St.
Franklin Benavidez 27 Latino Apr. 30, 1992 Vermont Square 4404 S. Western Ave.
Carol Benson 42 Black May 2, 1992 South Park Harbor Freeway near Slauson Avenue
Patrick Bettan 30 White Apr. 30, 1992 Koreatown 2740 W. Olympic Blvd. Solved
Hector Castro 49 Latino Apr. 30, 1992 Koreatown Vermont & Leeward avenues Unsolved
Jerel L. Channell 26 Black Apr. 30, 1992 Hollywood Santa Monica Boulevard & Seward Street
Gregory Davis Jr. 15 Black Apr. 30, 1992 Vermont Square Vermont Avenue & 43rd Street Unsolved
John Doe #80 None White May 2, 1992 Vermont-Slauson 5800 block of South Vermont Avenue Unsolved
Harry Doller 56 White May 1, 1992 Silver Lake 3500 block of Winslow Drive
Kevin J. Edwards 35 Black Apr. 30, 1992 Compton 614 S. Locust Ave.
Howard Epstein 45 White Apr. 30, 1992 Hyde Park Slauson & 7th avenues Unsolved
Juana Espinosa 65 Latino May 2, 1992 Compton 7608 S. Compton Ave. Solved
Kevin A. Evanahen 24 White May 1, 1992 Del Rey Braddock Drive & Inglewood Boulevard Unsolved
Jose L. Garcia 15 Latino Apr. 30, 1992 Boyle Heights 1005 S. Fresno St.
Mark Garcia 15 Latino Apr. 30, 1992 Lennox 10700 block of Burin Avenue
Elias Garcia Rivera 32 Latino Dec. 16, 1992 Valley Glen 12834 Vanowen St. Solved
Andreas Garnica 36 Latino Apr. 30, 1992 Pico-Union 2034 W. Pico Blvd.
Meeker Gibson 35 Black May 1, 1992 Pomona Holt & Loranne avenues Unsolved
Matthew D. Haines 32 White Apr. 30, 1992 Long Beach Lemon Avenue & Pacific Coast Highway Solved
Jimmie Harris 38 Black Apr. 29, 1992 South Park Avalon Boulevard & Slauson Avenue
DeAndre Harrison 17 Black Apr. 30, 1992 Green Meadows Central Avenue & 112th Street
Paul D. Horace 38 Black May 1, 1992 Central-Alameda 1439 E. Walnut Solved
Betty Jackson 56 Black May 1, 1992 South Park Main & 51st streets
Dennis Ray Jackson 38 Black Apr. 30, 1992 Watts 11322 Alvaro St.
Tranh Lam 25 Asian Apr. 30, 1992 Compton Willowbrook Avenue & Alondra Boulevard Unsolved
Edward Song Lee 18 Asian Apr. 30, 1992 Koreatown Hobart Boulevard & 3rd Street Solved
Frank D. Lopez 36 Latino Apr. 30, 1992 Downtown 16th Street & Central Avenue Unsolved
Darnell R. Mallory 18 Black Apr. 30, 1992 Hollywood Santa Monica Boulevard & Seward Street
Lucie R. Maronian 51 White May 1, 1992 Altadena 1800 block of East New York Drive Solved
Howard Eugene Martin 22 Black May 3, 1992 Pasadena near North Los Robles Avenue & Claremont Street
Ira F. McCurry 45 White Apr. 30, 1992 Green Meadows Avalon Boulevard & 102nd Street Unsolved
Alfred V. Miller 32 Black May 1, 1992 Chesterfield Square Florence Avenue & Cimarron Street Solved
Arturo C. Miranda 23 Latino Apr. 29, 1992 Green Meadows 120th Street & Central Avenue Unsolved
Suzanne R. Morgan 24 Black May 1, 1992 Watts 2137 E. 115th St.
Nissar Mustafa 20 White Aug. 12, 1992 Harvard Heights 1601 S. Western Ave. Unsolved
Ernest Neal Jr. 27 Black Apr. 30, 1992 Gramercy Park Western Avenue & 92nd Street Unsolved
Anthony Netherly 21 Black Apr. 30, 1992 Florence San Pedro & 78th streets Unsolved
Charles W. Orebo 21 Black May 1, 1992 Florence Florence Avenue & Flower Street
Juanita Pettaway 37 Black Apr. 30, 1992 Hollywood Santa Monica Boulevard & Seward Street
Juan A. Pineda 20 Latino Apr. 30, 1992 Silver Lake 4028 Santa Monica Blvd. Solved
Hugo G. Ramirez 23 Latino May 3, 1992 Baldwin Park 12732 Bess St.
Aaron Ratinoff 68 White May 1, 1992 Sawtelle 11690 Gateway Blvd. Solved
Victor R. Rivas 26 Latino May 3, 1992 Pico-Union Pico Boulevard & Vermont Avenue
William Ross 33 White May 1, 1992 Koreatown 2882 W. 9th St. Unsolved
Juan V. Salgado 20 Latino May 20, 1992 Historic South-Central 3100 block of South Main Street Unsolved
Imad Sharaf 31 Black May 3, 1992 Mission Hills San Diego Freeway & San Fernando Mission Boulevard
Jose Solorzano 25 Latino May 1, 1992 East Hollywood Vermont Avenue & Santa Monica Boulevard Solved
George A. Sosa 20 Latino Apr. 30, 1992 Huntington Park 2600 block of Florence Avenue Unsolved
Anthony J. Taylor 31 Black Apr. 30, 1992 Watts 11322 Alvaro St.
Dwight Taylor 42 Black Apr. 29, 1992 Vermont Square 4365 S. Vermont Ave. Unsolved
James L. Taylor 26 Black Apr. 30, 1992 East Hollywood 5213 Sunset Blvd. Solved
Wallace Tope 54 White Nov. 24, 1993 Hollywood 5510 W. Sunset Blvd. Solved
Edward Anthony Travens 15 White Apr. 29, 1992 San Fernando San Fernando Road & San Fernando Mission Boulevard
Eduardo C. Vela 33 Latino Apr. 29, 1992 Ladera Heights 5100 block of West Slauson Avenue Unsolved
Fredrick Ward 20 Black May 2, 1992 Pacoima 11932 Cometa Ave. Unsolved
Louis A. Watson 18 Black Apr. 29, 1992 Vermont Square 4365 S. Vermont Ave. Unsolved
Elbert O. Wilkins 33 Black Apr. 30, 1992 Gramercy Park Western Avenue & 92nd Street Unsolved
John H. Willers 37 White Apr. 29, 1992 Mission Hills 10621 Sepulveda Blvd. Unsolved
Willie Bernard Williams 29 Black Apr. 29, 1992 Chesterfield Square Gage & Western avenues

Sources: Times research, Los Angeles County Department of Coroner, Los Angeles Police Department, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department

Credits: Sarah Ardalani, Thomas Suh Lauder, Maloy Moore, Ken Schwencke

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