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Death of Owner Reported at 11th and Peck 'Farmhouse'

Jan 20, 2024 06:19PM ● By Jeanne Fratello
The owner of the red "farmhouse" at the corner of 11th and Peck - the site of a New Year's Day homicide - was confirmed dead after having been found on Friday morning.

Douglas Aziz, age 67, was found face down in a jacuzzi at his home, a city spokesperson confirmed to MB News. Attempts to revive him were not successful.

The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner's office has listed the cause of death as "deferred," meaning that it is pending additional investigation.

Property records confirm Aziz as the owner of the home at 1467 11th Street. The house has been the site of numerous noise complaints and police activity.

Police Issue Statement on Death

On Saturday evening, Manhattan Beach Police released the following statement:

On Friday, January 19, 2024, at approximately 11:02 a.m., Manhattan Beach Police Department (MBPD) Officers and Manhattan Beach Fire Department Paramedics were dispatched to the 1400 block of 11th Street for a medical aid regarding an adult male who was found unresponsive in a hot tub. Resuscitation efforts by community members and first responders were unsuccessful and the male was pronounced deceased at the scene.

MBPD Detectives and the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office were called to the scene to investigate the death. At this time, the cause of death is “deferred” pending additional investigation by the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office, meaning additional testing and investigation are required to determine the cause of death.

The decedent is Douglas Aziz, a 67-year-old resident of Manhattan Beach.

Anyone with any information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Seth Hartnell (310) 802-5127 or Detective Sergeant Taylor Klosowski (310) 802-5123. Anonymous tips may be submitted through “LA Crime Stoppers” by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), downloading the “P3 Tips” app to your smart phone (available at the Apple App Store and Google Play), or by visiting

11th and Peck Was Site of New Year's Homicide

Outside of the home, the intersection of 11th and Peck was the site of an early-morning New Year's Day fatal shooting. A fundraiser to assist the family of the shooting victim, Nico "Andrei" Gianan, has been established here.

The investigation into Gianan's (the shooting victim's) death has been taken over by the L.A. County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau. Anyone with information is asked to call the Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. To make an anonymous tip, call LA Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or

Editor's note: This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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