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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 LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.

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Last Updated on Thursday, 21 February 2013 08:07