Murder Suspect Sought
By Sentinel Wire Services
Published February 6, 2014


Sheriff’s deputies searched the familiar haunts of a murder suspect today but made no arrests.

   Oscar Bridges, 54, who is known to frequent Runyon Canyon Park and

Griffith Park, is wanted in the Jan. 23 stabbing death of 21-year-old, Robert

Brewer of Texas in a motel room in the 10400 block of South Vermont Avenue.

   Bridges has been described as black, about 6 feet 2 inches and 180

pounds, with long hair in dreadlocks.

   Detectives said Bridges, a registered sex offender with a lengthy

criminal record and ties to Arizona, is known for befriending younger men, then

robbing them.

   About 50 deputies — some working with scent dogs, others on horseback –

scoured some of the trails familiar to Bridges but came up empty handed,

Nicole Nishida of the Sheriff’s Headquarters Bureau said.

   “The search has concluded today, and we haven’t found him, but we are

still asking for the public’s assistance,” she said. “We will not be

conducting a large scale search tomorrow.”

   Oscar Murillo told ABC7 he saw Bridges in Griffith Park last week.

Sheriff’s detectives said Bridges sometimes goes by “Rick” and stays in

motels in Hollywood and West Hollywood.

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