Coroner ID’s Suspect in Beverly Grove Hostage Scene as Johannes Marliem

Fri, Aug 11, 2017   By City News Service and Staff    10 Comments

600 block of North Edinburgh Avenue (Google Maps)

CORRECTION: The L.A. County Coroner’s Office today confirmed that it identifies the residence of Johannes Marliem as the house in the 600 block of North Edinburgh Avenue where he died. That house is not in West Hollywood, as the Coroner’s Office records indicated, but in Beverly Grove, the Los Angeles neighborhood adjacent to West Hollywood. The story has been updated to correct that error.

Authorities today identified as Johannes Marliem the man who barricaded himself in a house on Edinburgh Avenue in the Beverly Grove area. Marliem, 32, was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound at 2 a.m. on Thursday.

The standoff began about 4:20 p.m. Wednesday, when police were called to the 600 block of North Edinburgh Avenue, said Los Angeles police Officer Tony Im. The area around Melrose Avenue and Crescent Heights Boulevard, just south of WeHo, was shut down for hours while crisis negotiators and a SWAT team attempted to remove two hostages from the scene. A woman and child finally got out of the building safely about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The L.A. County Coroner’s office identified the dead suspect as Johannes Marliem, however, no additional information is available at this time.

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  1. Nir ZilbermanFri, Aug 11, 2017 at 10:45 am

    What’s happening to us, people?

  2. Setya NovantoFri, Aug 11, 2017 at 5:56 pm

    He was a witness to a corruption being done by Indonesian politicians….

  3. The MouthFri, Aug 11, 2017 at 7:22 pm

    He was a key witness holding evidence vital to a $440 million fraud investigation. No mention of that in the article. The whole thing reeks of a cover up.

  4. Henry (Hank) ScottFri, Aug 11, 2017 at 8:32 pm

    Read this: http://www.wehoville.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=66680&action=edit#

  5. YuwonoFri, Aug 11, 2017 at 9:17 pm

    he held the key for mega corruption case involving wide array of top tier Indonesian MP’s and former top goverment official and even top official still at office today.So his death becoming highly suspicious for Indonesian.

  6. MadtaurenFri, Aug 11, 2017 at 11:33 pm

    What is the reason for self family hostage inside his own home by him ? Very strange ? Suspicious ?

  7. Indonesian Tactical ChannelSat, Aug 12, 2017 at 4:37 pm

    I can feel a deep conspiracy on this case…

  8. DeMudaSat, Aug 12, 2017 at 5:34 pm

    His wife was released savely, why still no information the background of the case ?

  9. Alghie ArchelausSat, Aug 12, 2017 at 7:31 pm

    It is very cruel the Indonesians who have killed him…..

  10. Jane KarenTue, Aug 15, 2017 at 7:04 pm

    Hold your family hostage to spend more time with them so outsiders don’t barge in.

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