[UPDATED with Death a Suicide:] Richard Swartz Fatally Stabbed Near Anaheim Gas Station

Categories: 2013 Homicides
See the update at the end of this post with police saying Richard Swartz fatally stabbed himself.

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ORIGINAL POST, MARCH 19, 9:44 A.M.: A man found stabbed and bleeding in a gas station driveway in Anaheim this morning died a short time later at UCI Medical Center in Orange.

The clerk at the Mobil on Lincoln Boulevard east of Sunkist Street called police about the stranger just after 4:45 a.m.

Anaheim Police say they are investigating the case as a homicide and have no additional information to release at this time.

UPDATE, MARCH 27, 2:05 P.M.: Anaheim Police, who have identified the fatally stabbed man as Richard Swartz, say the Costa Mesa 66-year-old committed suicide.

The coroner's autopsy and footage from surveillance cameras in the area led police to conclude the injuries were self-inflicted, according to Anaheim Police Sgt. Bob Dunn.

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4 comments
Cottonwood
Cottonwood

Sounds like a schizophrenic suicide...they find the most brutal ways.

Mitchell_Young
Mitchell_Young topcommenter

"The clerk at the Mobil on Lincoln Boulevard east of Sunkist Street"

Are you sure this didn't occur at the famed former Texaco (now Shell) on Anaheim Hills Rd. and Nohl Ranch?

tulipsar3better
tulipsar3better

@Mitchell_Young No. I live down the street and this happened on Lincoln and Sunkist. Drove by shortly after it happened. Very tragic.

tulipsar3better
tulipsar3better

@Mitchell_Young No. I live down the street from this Mobil and it was on Lincoln and Sunkist. Very tragic.

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