On the afternoon of July 30, 1982, the bodies of two dead boys were discovered within 100 yards of each other, on an embankment of the Hollywood Freeway. Three weeks passed before the victims were identified as 13-year-old Raymond Davis, from Pittsburg, California, and 16-year-old Robert Avila, of Los Angeles. Davis had disappeared while visiting his mother in the vicinity of Echo Park, and forensic tests attributed his death to strangulation. Robert Avila lived twelve blocks away from Davis's mother, but no cause of death was determined in his case. Medical examiners reported that the boys died a month apart, but the disposal of their bodies points to a single hand in both cases. At this writing, the mystery of their deaths remains unsolved.