Public's Help Needed to Find Theater Director's Murderer

LAPD detectives are asking for the public's help to solve the murder of a popular theater director, who was stabbed to death in his Wilshire Center apartment.   

Bennett Bradley, 59, was a director and manager at the Fountain Theater in East Hollywood.  
His body was discovered Saturday afternoon by a stage manager who went to check on him because he had not attended rehearsals the previous day.
Police say his apartment on South New Hampshire Avenue had been ransacked, suggesting the slaying occurred during a robbery.  
"We don't have anything at the point, nothing at all," said Officer Karen Rayner. "That's why we are really asking for the public's help."

Bradley had worked at the theater for 14 years, and was directing "The Ballad of Emmett Till," which was scheduled to open in February.

Police urged anyone with information on the crime to contact LAPD Homicide Detectives Herman Frettlohr or Matthew Gares at 213-382-9470 or 1-877-LAPD-24-7.

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