Posted Feb. 1, 2010, 11:04 a.m.
Crystal Adams, a 34-year-old white woman, was strangled and died Monday, Jan. 25, in the 38700 block of 31st Street East in Palmdale, authorities said
Adams was allegedly killed by her brother, who authorities say also killed his ex-wife, Jennifer Darling-Wade, a 33-year-old white woman, before committing suicide, police say.
Sheriff’s deputies are still trying to piece together what happened.
Lt. Patrick Nelson of the L.A. County Sheriff's Department said Phillip Adams, 31, called his father at work about 7 a.m. Monday to say he had killed his sister and was planning to take his own life. The father, whose name was not released, rushed to the family's Palmdale home where he found his daughter dead.
Her white Mustang was gone, and deputies said there were no gunshot wounds on her body or other apparent physical trauma. Coroner's investigators later determined that she had ...
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