75-year-old man stabbed in Kenilworth Park dies from injuries

Police are investigating a stabbing in Kenilworth Park last month that led to the death of 75-year-old Leoncio Loza.

According to a police report, at around 2:30 p.m. on March 21 officers responded to a bicycle trail in Kenilworth Park, on reports of aggravated assault. Upon their arrival, police found Loza suffering from multiple stab wounds. Loza was transported to a nearby hospital by helicopter in critical condition.

Loza succumbed to his injuries ten days later and his death was ruled a homicide. After conducting an autopsy, a coroner revealed Loza’s cause of death was from complications of blunt and sharp force injuries to the head and neck.

Police have not released any suspect information at this time.

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