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Jose Diaz
Birth: Dec. 9, 1919
Durango, Mexico
Death: Aug. 2, 1942
Montebello
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Jose Diaz's mysterious death is commonly known as the Sleepy Lagoon Murder. His death sparked a huge trial in Los Angeles in which hundreds of Mexican-Americans were unjustly arrested. A riot between American servicemen and Mexican-American citizens broke out several months after the Diaz death. Numerous movies have been made and many books have been written about the incident. (bio by: Joe Walker) 
 
Burial:
Calvary Cemetery
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Joe Walker
Record added: Nov 20, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 8106735
Jose Diaz
Added by: Joe Walker
 
Jose Diaz
Added by: Joe Walker
 
Jose Diaz
Added by: Joe Walker
 
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- Sharon
 Added: Mar. 10, 2014

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 Added: Mar. 8, 2014
To you Chuco, You are not forgotten. Watch over your loved ones from Heaven above. And watch over that Raza still out on the streets killing each other. Much respect to you.
- Mariogrumps
 Added: Nov. 21, 2013
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