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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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- RIP
 Added: Feb. 26, 2016

- BigLebo
 Added: Sep. 28, 2015
Rest in peace and may one day we will see love be love
- Ruth Hillier
 Added: Jul. 14, 2015
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