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Unsolved Mysteries: Venice Beach edition

A strange story of a young man beaten to sand, his mouth and nose stuffed with sand, then buried in a shallow sand mound on Venice Beach in 2008. So far as I can tell, no resolution in the case. [quote]Nathan Alan Morgan, a 25-year-old white man, was found beaten to death and buried under a mound of sand shortly before 8 a.m. on March 10, 2008. Morgan’s battered body was discovered by a Parks and Recreation employee in an area of Venice Beach known as the drum circle. Paramedics called to the scene pronounced him dead. [quote]More than a year after his killing, the circumstances surrounding his death remain hazy. [quote]Morgan's body was discovered just hours after he had been treated in Centinela Freeman Regional Medical Center's emergency room for an injury to his left elbow. Coroner’s records show that he told hospital officials he had hurt himself while “doing gymnastics drunk.” [quote]After he was killed, his parents learned that Morgan had stopped in Las Vegas to pick up Robert Northington, a friend from Toledo, Ohio...Morgan and Northington shared a hotel room for at least several days before Morgan's body was found in the sand, they said. In June [2008], Northington was struck and killed by a train in Toledo in what local law enforcement officials described as a suicide. [Richard Morgan said he had been told that Northington had been battling cancer at the time of his death.]


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