Rony Xovany Hernandez, a 33-year-old Latino, died from blunt force injuries and strangulation Wednesday, March 1, in the 400 block of East 41st Place in Historic South-Central, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 6 a.m., a passerby at Gilbert Lindsay Park found Hernandez unresponsive, Los Angeles Police Det. Dan Gersna said.
Hernandez was pronounced dead at 6:45 a.m. at the scene, according to coroner’s records.
Police think Hernandez got into an argument with another person earlier that morning, around 4 or 4:15 a.m.
Gersna said Hernandez and his assailant were not strangers.
Luciano Aparicio, a 28-year-old Latino, was charged March 3 with one count of murder with an allegation that he used an ax as a deadly weapon, according to Ricardo Santiago, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.
Aparicio pleaded not guilty April 3 and is ...
Constance Barnes, a 92-year-old white woman, died of blunt force trauma Friday, Dec. 16, in the 13200 block of Jefferson Avenue in Hawthorne, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Barnes and her son, Kenneth Barnes, a 69-year-old white man, were both found dead inside their home about 12:05 p.m., said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Steve Jauch.
The county Fire Department was called about noon when a passerby saw smoke coming from the house, Jauch said.
Firefighters found Barnes in the living room with blunt force trauma to her head and chest, Jauch said.
The living room was on fire, Jauch said. Paramedics tried to revive Barnes, but she was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:23 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
A short time later, firefighters found Kenneth Barnes’s body in the bathroom. He was pronounced ...
Babyboy Preciado, a male, died Tuesday, Nov. 29.
Lexington Elliot Brandon, an 8-month-old black baby, died Tuesday, Nov. 1, in the 3200 block of Flower Street in Lynwood, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department investigators.
Lexington's maternal grandmother called 911 about 4:53 p.m. after she walked into the kitchen where her daughter was giving the baby a bath, Lt. Mike Rosson said.
“The mother was holding the baby in her arms, and the baby appeared to be in great distress,” Rosson said. “He was looking dead.”
Paramedics took the unresponsive baby to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead at 5:45 p.m., according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
The coroner’s office has not listed a formal cause of death, pending toxicology results and other tests, Rosson said. However, he said, there is evidence the baby drowned in a small plastic bathtub in the kitchen ...
Carlota Angelica Vargas, a 70-year-old Latina, died Monday, Oct. 10, after she was pushed out a second-story window and beaten in the 7400 block of Hazeltine Avenue in Van Nuys, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Shortly before 3 a.m., officers responded to a call of an assault with a deadly weapon at an apartment complex. When police arrived, they found Vargas on the ground in the driveway of an apartment complex, according to a news release from the Los Angeles Police Department. Vargas had injuries to her face, police said.
The suspect, identified by police as Vargas’ son, Fernando Vargas, a 31-year-old Latino, was also suffering from a leg injury.
Police said the son threw his mother out of a second story window, then jumped out of the window and began to beat her. Vargas was taken to a hospital where she was pronounced dead at ...
Delmus Eugene Wilkerson, a 71-year-old black man, died of suffocation Saturday, Aug. 27, in the 800 block of West 134th Street in Compton, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.
Wilkerson lived in a shed on the property, which he was renting from the homeowner, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. John Corina.
Investigators believe Wilkerson was selling drugs from his residence and was killed when two men came inside his home early that morning and tried to rob him, Corina said.
Someone at the residence called 911 upon finding Wilkerson’s body, Corina said.
Wilkerson was pronounced dead at the scene at 7:43 a.m. The coroner’s office later ruled the death a homicide by asphyxiation.
Investigators believe someone put a plastic bag over Wilkerson's head during the robbery, Corina said.
Witness reports led to the arrest that night ...
Natalie Vega, a 3-year-old Latina, died Thursday, June 16, after she was put in a burning car in the 300 block of West 124th Street in the Willowbrook neighborhood of Los Angeles, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Vega was at Athens Park with her mother, Vanessa Ibarra, a 25-year-old Latina from Los Angeles, about 9:43 p.m., said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. John Corina.
Ibarra had been living with family in the area off and on but recently had been living out of her SUV with her daughter, Corina said.
That evening in the park, Ibarra set her SUV on fire, Corina said. According to witnesses, Ibarra kept getting in and out of the car, as people shouted at her to get away.
“At one point, she throws the child in the car and gets in herself,” Corina said. “The car ...