Maria Yslas, an 82-year-old Latina, died Saturday, May 7, after she was beaten in the 300 block of South Woods Avenue in East Los Angeles, according to coroner’s records.
Yslas was in the home she shared with her daughter, granddaughter and great-grandchildren on May 6, when her granddaughter allegedly began to hit her, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Det. Theo Baljet.
“As far as we can tell, she got upset at her grandma and beat her up,” said Baljet. “She punched her and kicked her and possibly choked her.”
Yslas was taken to the hospital that evening with multiple injuries and was pronounced dead at 10:22 a.m. the following day, according to coroner’s records.
The granddaughter, Rebecca Surratt, a 25-year-old black woman, was arrested that evening and charged with murder.
Surratt is scheduled to be arraigned May 23 in Department 30 of ...
Armida Custodio, a 78-year-old Latina, was found dead Wednesday, May 4, in the 11300 block of Terra Vista Way in Lake View Terrace, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 9:15 p.m., officers from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Foothill Division responded to a welfare check at a home, police said. After no one answered the door, officers went inside and found Custodio unconscious and not breathing.
Investigators determined that Custodio had been dead for some time. Custodio suffered blunt-force trauma, according to coroner’s records.
Police said they were looking for the woman’s grandson, Joseph "Joey" Kushner, 36, who has not been seen since May 2.
Kushner was the last person to see her alive, police said. Kushner remains outstanding. Police said he uses public transportation, especially buses.
Anyone with information is asked to call Det. Dave Peteque at (818) 374-1934 ...
Maliaya Tademy, a 2-year-old black girl, was fatally stabbed Monday, May 2, in the 3500 block of Arlington Avenue in Jefferson Park, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Shortly before 10 p.m., officers from the Los Angeles Police Department responded to a call of a battery at a home and found Ebony Epps, 22, and her daughter, Maliaya, inside with multiple stab wounds, police said.
Both were taken to a hospital, where the child was pronounced dead.
Epps, who is pregnant, remains hospitalized. The unborn child is expected to survive.
The suspect in the stabbing, Lataz Gray, a 22-year-old black man, had been dating Epps for about six months. Gray moved into the home about a month ago, and is not Maliaya's father, police told The Times.
After the stabbing, Gray was treated at a hospital for a cut for his hand.
At some point, he was ...
Leticia Delatorre Castillo, a 44-year-old Latina, was shot and killed Wednesday, April 20, in the 13000 block of Los Angeles Street in Baldwin Park, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s office records.
Castillo was at work at La Blanquita Market, standing near the checkout counter, when Raul Garcia Martinez, her estranged husband, walked into the store about 8:13 a.m., said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Joe Mendoza.
Martinez, a 47-year-old Latino, walked up to his wife of 20 years, shot her in the head, then shot himself in the head as her co-workers stood nearby, Mendoza said.
The husband didn't say anything before he fired, Mendoza said. A gun was found at the scene.
Castillo was pronounced dead at the scene at 8:22 a.m., according to coroner’s records. Martinez was taken to a nearby hospital in critical condition and ...
Adrianna Aryanna Kirkendall-Sosa, a 20-year-old Latina, was fatally shot Saturday, April 16, in the 3000 block of 70th Street in Long Beach, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department deputies were called to the 8200 block of 70th Street in Long Beach about 1 a.m. after a resident reported that a man was pounding on the side door of her house, gasping for air and calling for help, said Lt. Eddie Hernandez.
Deputies arrived and found Jose Jesus Rivera-Olivarez, 35, on the woman’s porch. Rivera-Olivarez, a resident of Compton, was pronounced dead at the scene at 1:23 a.m., according to coroner’s records.
When investigators contacted Rivera-Olivarez's family, they learned he had last been seen in his car with his girlfriend, Kirkendall-Sosa, Hernandez said.
Investigators returned to 70th Street about 10 a.m. and found Kirkendall-Sosa in the ...
Shu Zhang, a 60-year-old woman from China, was shot and killed Wednesday, April 13, in the 1300 block of Oahu Street in West Covina, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.
Zhang and her husband, Aiping Diao, a 60-year-old Chinese national, had come from their home in Sichuan, China, to visit their daughter and her husband and children at their Oahu Street condominium, according to authorities.
The night of the shooting, their daughter was at work and the couple were at home with their son-in-law, Caminero Wang, and their three grandchildren, said Det. Brandon Karmann.
Officers were called to the condo about 8:35 p.m. after neighbors reported hearing gunshots and the sounds of children screaming, Karmann said.
When officers arrived at the residence, Wang answered the door, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office. The officers talked with ...
Karina Duch, a 40-year-old Cambodian woman, was fatally stabbed Wednesday, April 13, in the 1200 block of Stanley Avenue in Long Beach, according to authorities and Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Long Beach police officers were called about 12:50 p.m. to a home regarding “unknown trouble,” according to a news release from the department. When officers arrived, they found a man with a knife who was suffering from a self-inflicted stab wound, police said.
The man refused officer’s commands to drop the knife, and police used “less lethal options” to take him into custody.
Officers entered the home and found Duch with a stab wound to the chest, police said.
Ngounsay Keo, a 59-year-old Asian man, has been charged with one count of murder and two counts of making criminal threats, according to a spokeswoman with the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office. He was ...
Lauren Elaine Olguin, a 32-year-old white woman, was fatally shot Tuesday, April 12, in the 500 block of North Virgil Avenue in East Hollywood, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 6 a.m., officers responded to a call of a gunshot victim, according to a news release from the Los Angeles Police Department.
Olguin was playing cards at a gathering when, according to a posting by the FBI, Philip Policarpio, a 39-year-old Filipino, approached her, began to beat her and shot her during an argument.
Olguin, who was pregnant at the time, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Policarpio, who fled the scene, is on parole for a 2001 conviction for attempted murder, according to authorities.
Policarpio is about 5 foot 8 and weighs about 180 pounds. He has a tattoo on his chest that reads, “Only God Can Judge Me,” and is known to wear ...
Cheryl Diane Tyler, a 63-year-old black woman, was found fatally stabbed Saturday, April 9, in the 1000 block of West 83rd Street in Vermont Knolls, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 5:15 p.m., Los Angeles police officers responded to a call regarding a disturbance in the courtyard of an apartment complex, said LAPD Det. Dave Garrido.
Officers found a 44-year-old black man with a knife in his waistband who was unresponsive to questions. Officers then conducted a welfare check in a nearby apartment and found Tyler’s body in the living room.
The man was taken into custody and remains jailed on an unrelated matter, according to online jail records.
Police believe that the man lived with Tyler but that the relationship was not romantic.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Criminal Gang Homicide Division at (323) 786-5113. Those who wish to remain ...
Yanet Odilia Palma-Perez, a 41-year-old Latina, died Thursday, April 7, after sustaining blunt-force trauma in the 1600 block of West 51st Street in Vermont Square, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.
About 9 a.m., officers responded to a battery in progress at a home, said Los Angeles police Det. Dave Garrido. Palma-Perez was found in her bedroom with blunt-force trauma, Garrido said.
Palma-Perez was pronounced dead at the scene, according to coroner's records.
Palma-Perez’s husband, Hugo Merino Cruz, a 36-year-old Latino, was arrested on suspicion of murder.
Cruz was charged with murder April 11 and is due back in court April 28, according to court records.
Suanne Frances Maholick, a 71-year-old white woman, was found dead Thursday, April 7, after she was shot in the 13000 block of Lanning Drive in Whittier, according to coroner’s records.
Maholick was found dead in the bedroom of her home, underneath the body of her husband, Walter Joseph Maholick, 65, who died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Eddie Hernandez.
Investigators were called to the home by the couple’s landlord and friend, who said she hadn’t seen or heard from them since April 3, Hernandez said.
When deputies entered the home, they found Walter Maholick lying face up on the bed, with a shotgun near his side, Hernandez said. It wasn’t until a medical examiner tried to move the man that they realized his wife, a small woman, was lying underneath him, face down, wrapped up in ...