In Memory

Frank Simerly



 
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12/05/08 03:45 AM #1    

Tom Hawkins

This website presents an opportunity to finally set the record straight surrounding the death of Kiko. There have been numerous accounts of what happened back in 1976, but I will now zero in on what really happened. As to those of us who knew him, Kiko was an easygoing individual who would give a helping hand with no strings attached. While I was visiting Kiko at his work at Will Rodgers State Beach a co-worker of his needed a ride home. Kiko obliged. Little did we know that his co-worker lived in East Los Angeles (Boyle Heights to be exact). We gave him a ride and we were relieved to get out of that area. Two weeks later, Kiko became the victim of a gang style murder in Boyle Heights on the afternoon of September 30, 1976, just two short years after we graduated from LCHS. A senseless murder that remains unsolved to this day even with the efforts of the LAPD Homicide detectives who told me there were no leads or any witnesses who would come forward.

Those of us who knew him have definitely felt the void of his untimely passing.

01/25/09 09:30 PM #2    

Susan MacCulloch

Tom - thank you very much for your kind tribute to Frank aka Kiko.
Susan MacCulloch, Sacramento

09/25/09 07:06 PM #3    

Sandy (John) Jamieson

I had forgotten Kiko's real name for many years, and now I know. He was a gentle and kind soul, and a friend to all. You always had a friend in him. Bless you Kiko.

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