Lyndi Lee Fisher, a 36-year-old white woman, died Friday, July 14, after being strangled in the 43200 block of Doverwood Court in Lancaster, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Fisher, an appliance technician, had gone to a home on Doverwood Court to repair a refrigerator around 6 p.m., Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Joe Mendoza said. It was her last service call of the day.
At 11:11 p.m., the house’s sole resident, William Hughes, called the Sheriff’s Department to report that Fisher was unconscious in his garage, Mendoza said.
Hughes told investigators he had left the house while Fisher was working, and when he returned, she was lying unresponsive in his garage.
Fisher was pronounced dead at the scene at 11:23 p.m., according to coroner’s records. At the time, investigators said she had blunt force injuries to ...
Grecia Veronica Ayala, a 30-year-old Latina, was killed Friday June 23, in the 12800 block of South Stoneacre Avenue in Compton, according to authorities.
The cause of death has not yet been determined, but investigators believe she was strangled, based on the ligature marks found around her neck, said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Lt. Rodney Moore.
Ayala, the mother of four children ages 5 to 15, was found wrapped in a comforter in the small house where she lived with her husband, Luis Ernesto Villanueva, Moore said.
Her parents live in a house on the front of the property, and Villanueva walked there about 2 a.m. that morning, to tell them "he wanted to show them something," according to the Los Angeles County district attorney's office.
When the parents walked into Ayala's house, they found her unresponsive and called 911, Moore said ...
Maylin Zulian Fuentes-Sanabria, a 20-year-old Latina, was found dead Sunday, May 14, in the 1400 block of South Van Ness Avenue in Harvard Heights, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Fuentes-Sanabria was discovered wrapped in a blanket in a shopping cart about 12:25 a.m., said LAPD Lt. John Radtke.
Investigators discovered that Fuentes-Sanabria had gone to visit a man the went to visit a man in the early morning hours of May 13 in the 1500 Gramercy Place and was strangled, Radtke said.
Fuentes-Sanabria was then dumped a few blocks away, police said.
On May 24, Rene Rolando Ailon, a 26-year-old Latino, was arrested on suspicion of murder, according to online jail records. Two days later, Ailon was charged with one count of murder and one count of rape, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.
Ailon is due back in court June ...
Moon Young Cheung, a 78-year-old Chinese woman, died Wednesday, Feb. 15, after she was strangled in the 1800 block of West Garvey Avenue in Alhambra, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Alhambra police officers were called about 12:42 p.m. regarding a woman lying on the ground outside her apartment, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Sgt. Troy Ewing. The woman was later identified as Cheung, who lived in the apartment with her adult daughter.
Cheung’s daughter told investigators that she was sleeping when her mother went out on her regular morning walk. When she woke up, she said, her mother wasn’t in the apartment.
About 12:30 p.m., a man knocked on her door and pointed to her mother lying on the ground outside, Ewing said. When the daughter ran to check on her mother, the man at the door ...
Samantha Rae Lang, a 29-year-old white woman, was found dead Tuesday, Dec. 6, in the 1000 block of West Carson Street in Long Beach, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 10:30 a.m. Dec. 5, Long Beach police responded to a call about a vandalized vehicle near the L.A. River. Officers discovered that the car belonged to Lang, but they could not find her. Investigators then searched the area and found her body about 1:30 a.m on Dec. 6. She had been strangled.
Detectives arrested of Lang’s ex-boyfriend, 41-year-old Justin James Johnson, on suspicion of murder.
Johnson pleaded not guilty to one count of murder Dec. 14. He scheduled to return to court Wednesday for a pretrial hearing.
Paula Barrajan Montoya, a 64-year-old Latina, was pronounced dead Thursday, July 21, after she was strangled in the 6600 block of Pine Avenue in Bell, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.
Her granddaughter, Sarah Montoya, 24, is scheduled to be arraigned Aug. 25 in the Los Angeles County Superior Court’s Norwalk Courthouse.
Bell police went to check on Paula Montoya around 7:30 a.m. at the request of her son, who lives out of state, said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Lt. Mike Rosson. The son said he usually spoke to his mother daily, but he hadn't heard from her for several days.
When officers entered the house, they found Montoya’s body in the bathroom, wrapped in blankets and clear plastic, Rosson said. She was pronounced dead at the scene at 7:40 a.m., according to coroner’s records. ...
Rashell Laverne Clarke Jr., a 39-year-old black man, died Saturday, Feb. 6, after a fight in the California State Prison, 44750 60th St. West in Lancaster, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Clarke, an inmate at the prison, got into a disagreement with his cellmate that morning and the two began to fight, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Joe Mendoza. Guards found him unresponsive in his cell at 10:48 a.m., according to a news release from the Department of Corrections.
During the fight, Clarke received some kind of trauma to his head, Mendoza said. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 11:26 a.m., according to coroner’s records. Autopsy results are not yet complete.
Clarke's cellmate, Leron Leon Morris, a 33-year-old black man, was treated for injuries and returned to the custody of the state prison, Mendoza said ...
Carl Alexander Hall, a 37-year-old black man, was found strangled on Dec. 16, 2015, in the 300 block of West 74th Street in Florence, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 10 a.m., LAPD officers responded to a call of an unresponsive man in an alley, police said. Paramedics arrived shortly after and pronounced Hall dead at 10:08 a.m. A subsequent autopsy revealed that he had died from strangulation.
LAPD Det. Chris Barling said Hall was living in transitional home in the area before his death. Police have not yet determined a motive.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Criminal Gang Homicide Division at (323) 786-5113. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.
Felix Potter, a 41-year-old white man, was found dead Tuesday, Nov. 10, in the 600 block of West 57th Street in Vermont-Slauson, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 10 a.m., two workers cleaning out an apartment found Potter inside a refrigerator, police said. Potter was in the process of being evicted from the home, where he had lived for about two years.
Police said there were no obvious signs of a break in and it’s unclear how long the body was in the apartment. An autopsy performed by the Los Angeles County coroner determined that Potter died of strangulation, said Ed Winter, assistant chief of investigations for the coroner’s office.
Los Angeles police Det. Chris Barling said that police have identified a 57-year-old suspect, who is already in custody on an unrelated charge.
Barling declined to identify the man pending further investigation, but said ...