Yi Chao, 71
Died: September 12, 2008
He is always talkative. He is happy in his grandson, my son. He is 5. He loves him. His grandson wakes every morning and goes into his room.
— Kong Chao, son
A friend drove Yi Chao, an immigrant from Cambodia, into Los Angeles for an eye doctor appointment. Chao then took the train home. After more than a day of frantic searching, his son called the county coroner, at the urging of a reporter, and they told him his father had been killed.
Keep in mind
- The Times initially mispelled the name of Michael Hammersley and Beverly Mosley.
- The coroner's office reported a 26th victim the afternoon of Sept. 15, but a few hours later said the tally was 25.