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Long Beach man dies 9 days after being found unconscious and supposedly beaten


Photo courtesy of the Long Beach Police Department

Long Beach police say a 61-year-old man has died 9 days after being found unconscious with serious head injuries near Stern Street in Los Altos on Aug.15.


Details:

James McManus spent the last nine days inside the ICU at Long Beach Memorial Hospital after departing from Avenue 3 Pizza alone at about 10:00 p.m. on the night of Aug. 14th. McManus was later found at 4:46 a.m., with multiple injures, according to a press release by the LBPD.

  • Homicide detectives are investigating the circumstances that led to McManus's untimely death.

  • McManus's wristwatch was not on his person when his body was discovered on a service road near Sterns Street and Carfax Ave in East Long Beach.

  • The Post reported that MacManus was found with "trauma to the front and back of his head," plus multiple contusions.

Where things stand:

Police asked residents in the area to review their home or business camera from Aug. 14, 2021, at 10:00 p.m. and Aug. 15, 2021, at 4:46 a.m. for any photo or video footage of the incident.

  • The Post reported that the LA County Coroner's office is waiting for information from the hospital treating McManus.

  • Police combed the area where McManus was found multiple times, according to the press release.

  • The family has created a GoFundMe account to help pay for medical expenses.


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