UPDATE: The man found dead on Monday outside the apartment building at 1156 Hacienda Place has been identified as Adrian Barritt Nobert, 25, of West Hollywood. The West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station reports that Nobert’s body was discovered lying on the ground between two buildings at about 6:55 a.m.. He apparently had fallen or was pushed from a window. There were signs of a struggle, and it appears Norbert was injured before he fell.
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide detectives are investigating a possible stabbing death of a man at an apartment building at 1156 Hacienda Place in West Hollywood.
The incident occurred at 6:54 a.m. and the victim was pronounced dead at the scene. There is no additional information available at this time.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. For anonymous tips, call “Crime Stoppers” by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477).
Take the photo down. Your organization is tasteless and it is shocking and hurtful to show this.
A picture of him that I would LIKE to see is one of him at some time before his passing. He may be someone I would recognize. I’m sure one of his friends or a family member would be happy to provide a pic that would show him at his best. Even his driver’s license photo would tell us something about him. How about it, Hank?
There is no reason to have posted this photo. I’ve worked for daily newspapers in Illinois and Italy and was an editor at United Press International/NYC. We would never have done this, not because we were squeamish about facts but because this photo has no journalistic relevance — unless someone were disputing that this awful fact were true.
I agree that this picture is unethical. How many people have to agree on this before it is taken down? I’m the 10th person, out of 11 who think it is inappropriate. It isn’t my publication, so he can do with it what he wants.
And with this photo, I’m done with Wehoville. It has succumb to same lack of decency that turned me off of WehoNews.com. Shameful use of “the news.”
The posting of the photo of this young man who fell to his death on Hacienda place is absolutely not ethical, insensitive to his friends and family, and completely inappropriate . When I say not ethical I mean journalistically. As a former journalist for NBC News we would not dreamed of doing such a thing. I took the time to go to the location yesterday and take a picture of the spot without a body and I’m happy to email it to you so you can replace the picture. I met someone who is friends with him and is absolutely… Read more »
and to think I actually paid for a subscription to wehoville; I am truly disgusted. Take the d*mn picture down!
I have enjoyed WeBo news but was shocked this morning to see the photo of this poor guy, a neighbor to all of us living here.
Please, class it up!
I’m sure first responders are NOT the source of the photo but, with cell phone cameras completely ubiquitous, any member of the general public has the opportunity and now the highest likelihood of being the first to photograph the scene. If the Wehoville simply refused to publish the photo, we run the risk of social media gaining exclusive access for a significant period of time that would enable a great deal of “fake news” to be generated. Up to and including photoshopped images being the first seen by the public and, causing some real problems. This was truly a tragic… Read more »
What does treatment of evidence have to do with posting this photo for opportunistic public consumption? This is about journalistic appropriateness and having respect for this young man, his friends, and family. Just because a photo like this can be posted does not mean it should be. Leave the treatment of the crime scene and the body to the professionals. WEHOville, in my opinion has just disregarded respect for its subscribers and entire readership. This photo will never leave a persons memory and has caused emotional trauma for some, in my opinion.
So, your logic here is that it must be publicly available because people have the ability to post it on social media and it might be altered, otherwise? If so, where do we draw the line? Should the Daniel Pearl beheading video be spread far and wide, in case someone alters it and makes it into “fake news?” I know, that is an extreme example, but I think what others have said about respect for this man’s family is the main reason not to post his picture.
This picture is horrible and unnecessary.
Disturbing to see a NEW YORK POST type of picture posted. By now probably his family will be shown this pix. Not nice.
They have seen it and are now forever traumatized.
Jesus christ, have some tact and maybe not post a pic of the dead body or at least a warning first?!