LOCAL : Clues Sought in Anaheim Slaying

<i> From Times staff and wire service reports </i>

An unidentified man died this morning after an apparent beating near the Santa Fe Railroad tracks in Anaheim, police said.

Police responding to a report of an assault about 12:40 a.m. arrived in the 800 block of East Sycamore Street and found the man lying in the dirt, Anaheim Police Sgt. Frank Van De Weerd said. Police said he had suffered major head injuries.

Anaheim Fire Department paramedics treated the man, who was about 25 years old, at the scene. He was taken to Western Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 1:15 a.m.

An unidentified caller alerted police to the attack, Van De Weerd said. “We have no motive or suspects,” he said.

Van De Weerd said that the exact cause of death had not been determined and that police were still trying to identify the man.


Anyone with information about the attack was asked to call Anaheim Police Detective Carl Martin at (714) 999-1971.