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Written by San Fernando Valley Sun   
Thursday, 21 February 2013 07:37

VAN NUYS (CNS) – Los Angeles police detectives are asking for the public's help in finding the killer of a 17-yearold boy who was stabbed on Sunday, Feb. 17, in Van Nuys and later died from his wounds.

Around 1 a.m. Sunday, police responded to a radio call of a fight in progress in the 15700 block of Sherman Way in Van Nuys. They saw a large crowd, and witnesses directed them to a boy on the ground.

Robert Rizo had suffered multiple stab wounds to the upper body and he was taken to a hospital where he survived surgery, but remained in extremely critical condition, police said. He died on Monday, Feb. 18, from his injuries.

Detectives believe that Rizo had attended a party where a fight broke out. He was attacked by several suspects, one of whom armed himself with a knife and stabbed Rizo.

Anyone with information about this case is urged to contact LAPD West Valley Homicide Detectives at (818) 374-7720. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to (877) LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters "LAPD." Tipsters may also go to, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 February 2013 08:07