A coroner’s official disclosed that the death of a 16 year-old boxer from North Hollywood died from internal bleeding caused by a ruptured spleen. BurbankNBeyond was the first to report on the death that occurred July 26.
Burbank Police Officer Blaine Shifley watches as Forensic Specialist Nancy Robles collects evidence. Burbank Police have closed their investigation. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)
Raul Alvarez, Jr. had been sparring and was wearing protective head gear at the time but started to feel ill and sat down to rest. After not feeling better, Burbank Paramedics were called and transported to St. Joseph’s Medical Center where he died a couple of hours later.
Sgt. Darin Ryburn of the Burbank Police Department said that the case is closed based on the coroner’s report and that no further action will take place.
“It was just a tragic accident,” Ryburn said.
Pullman’s Gym on Magnolia has only been open for a few months and a call to the owner was not returned. The gym specializes in boxing with a full ring inside.
Burbank Police officers along with dectectives gather information regarding a suspicious death in the 500 Blk N. Sparks St. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)
UPDATE: David Perry, 43, whose home addess is where the dead woman, Dorothy Jean McGuire, was found, was arrested on Saturday for murder in her death. Bail for Perry was set at $1 Million.
On Friday March 2, at approximately 7:31 pm, Burbank Police Officers responded to a report of a woman down in a vehicle in the 500 block of North Sparks Street. On arrival, Burbank Fire Department personnel were already on scene and pronounced a White Female in her mid-30’s dead in the passenger seat of a vehicle parked in the driveway of the house at 512 N. Sparks St.
At this time, the cause of death is unknown. Burbank Police Investigators are continuing their investigation into the woman’s death.
The Los Angeles County Coroner’s office responded and is assisting Burbank Police Department with the investigation. The deceased woman’s identity has not been released pending notification of the next of kin.
Early Saturday morning, after further investigation by the Burbank Police Department, it was determined that a crime had occurred involving the deceased woman. Burbank detectives had interviewed a man who had some connection to the victim. Since the crime occurred in the jurisdiction of the Los Angeles Police Department, reportedly in La Tuna Canyon, the case was turned over to homicide detectives from the the LAPD Foothill Division, who were continuing to interview the man regarding the woman’s death.
An 11 month-old infant died Wednesday afternoon, despite efforts of police and fire department personnel to revive the baby boy.
Burbank Police Investagators are searching this day care facility in a residence in the 200 block of West Santa Anita Ave. for clues in the tragic death of a baby Wednesday. (Photo By Ross A. Benson)
At approximately 3:15 p.m., police officers and Burbank Fire Department paramedics responded to the the 200 block of W. Santa Anita Ave, for a report of a infant not breathing. When they arrived at the licensed daycare facility in a private home, they found the infant in breathing distress. They began performing lifesaving techniques, and transported the baby boy to Providence St. Joseph Medical Center.
Tragically, all efforts to revive the baby by the medical staff in the emergency room were unsuccessful. The baby was pronounced dead at the hospital. The parents were notified by the police, and responded to the hospital.
Detectives were at the scene, checking the home and play area of the daycare facility for clues late this afternoon and into the night. The death is still under investigation at this time.
(above)Coroner officials remove the body of 65 year-old Marie Brancato at 815 N. Valley St. Tuesday. (below) Burbank Police Sergeant of Detectives Tony DeSantis and Officer Steve Buteyn investigate the area surrounding the murder (Photos By Ross A. Benson)
Burbank Police were called shortly after 2 am on Tuesday morning, July 5, to 815 N. Valley Street to assist the Burbank Fire Department with a possible medical emergency. Burbank Fire personnel pronounced 65 year-old Marie Brancato dead at the scene.
During the initial investigation, officers observed that the female victim had been bleeding profusely from what appeared to be a traumatic injury to the back of her head. Further investigation led to the arrest of the victim’s husband, identified as seventy-year-old Burbank resident Joseph Robert Brancato.
Brancato was booked for 187(a) P.C. and he is currently being held at the Glendale Jail in lieu of $ 1,000,000 bail.
The case will be presented to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office for filing consideration.
This is the first homicide in Burbank since April of 2009.
Burbank police begin their investigation shortly after 2 am after being called to 815 N. Valley by Paramedics who reported suspicious circumstances upon their arrival. (Photo By Ross A. Benson)
The California Highway Patrol is asking for the public’s help is seeking information into this traffic accident that took the life of a Sunland resident. The accident occurred late Monday night southbound I-5 near Scott Road. Burbank Fire Fighters were called for the rescue of a car over the side, upon their arrival they found this Honda Pilot resting against this huge tree, with 3 people trapped inside. Fire fighters using the ‘Jaws of Life’ pulled 2 male victims out but the driver was pronounced DOA by paramedics. The injured were transported to USC Medical Center. The freeway’s right 2 lanes and San Fernando Blvd remained closed during the accident’s investigation. The driver, Ernesto Lopez, 25, of Sunland, was pronounced dead at the scene by Burbank Fire Department paramedics. His two passengers, Jose Lopez, 21, and Guadalupe Vasquez, 25, both of Sunland, were transported to County-USC Medical Center with moderate injuries. Anyone with information or who was traveling along that part of the freeway is beings asked to call CHP at: 818-296-8100