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 ...
Xiuxia “Michelle” Chen, a 44-year-old Chinese woman, was shot and killed on Friday, July 2, in the 2700 block of Valley Boulevard in Alhambra, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Chen, a mother of two, was the manager of the Ambassador Inn hotel at 2720 Valley Blvd., where she worked from 3:30 to 11:30 p.m., said her husband, Armando Escandor.
A man came into the hotel office about 11 p.m. and tried to rob her, shooting her at least once in the torso, according to a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department news release.
A co-worker found Chen on the ground bleeding and called 911. Chen was pronounced dead at the scene at 11:34 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
Chen had worked at the hotel for six years and been the manager for two, Escandor said. He’d ...
Claudia Moya-Sanchez, a 37-year-old Latina, died Monday, May 29, after she was stabbed in the 1600 block of East Palmer Street in Compton, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Moya-Sanchez was at home around 9 a.m. when she got into an argument with her ex-boyfriend, Andres Garcia, 38, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Rodney Moore said.
During the argument, Garcia, also known as Jose Gonzalez, stabbed Moya-Sanchez multiple times, Moore said.
Moya-Sanchez was pronounced dead at the scene at 9:30 a.m., according to coroner’s records.
Garcia drove away from the scene, Moore said, but was arrested in Ventura County later that day by California Highway Patrol officers and transported back to Los Angeles.
According to court records, Garcia was charged with murder on May 31 and pleaded not guilty. He is being held in jail in lieu of $2 ...
Maria Magdalena Figueroa, a 39-year-old Latina, was fatally stabbed Wednesday, May 24, in the 8300 block of Florence Avenue in Downey, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Downey police responded at about 1:30 p.m. to a call about a woman stabbed in the area, according to Sgt. Tim Lau. Officers found Figueroa, from Maywood, suffering from several knife wounds, Lau said.
Figueroa was transported to a local hospital where she died at 1:55 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
Witnesses at the scene told detectives that Figueroa was stabbed by her ex-boyfriend, Anthony Jesus Ramirez, 39, who fled the scene and was involved in a traffic collision nearby, according to Lau. Officers arrested him at the accident scene.
On May 26, prosecutors charged Ramirez with murder and assault with a deadly weapon.
Ramirez was convicted in 2011 of shooting at ...
Valerie Enriquez, a 27-year-old Latina, was shot and killed Tuesday, May 2, near Ridgeway Street and Barjud Avenue in Pomona, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 11 p.m., Pomona police responded to a call about a shooting near Perez Market. Officers found Enriquez and Hugo Reynoso, 37, behind the grocery store, according to a release from police. Both had been shot multiple times.
Enriquez and Reynoso were pronounced dead at the scene at 11:03 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
Detectives later said the two were ambushed while sitting behind the market.
Pomona police asked anyone with information about the shooting to call the department at (909) 620-2085. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.
Alecia Vamar Benson, a 48-year-old black woman, died Friday, April 28, after she suffered blunt force trauma in the 5500 block of Seacrest Drive in Rancho Palos Verdes, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 9:30 p.m. on April 24, Benson and her son got into an argument inside her home, and she suffered “blunt force trauma,” said Los Angeles Sheriff’s Det. Kevin Acebedo.
Benson was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead on April 28 at 6:11 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
Acebedo said the argument was the result of a longstanding dispute between Benson and her son, who lived with her.
Acebedo declined to comment further on the killing.
The suspect, Devon Hall, a 29-year-old black man, was taken into police custody on April 25, according to sheriff’s department records.
Hall pleaded not guilty to ...
Shakere “Keke” Tasahi Chambers, a 23-year-old black woman, was shot and killed Sunday, April 23, in the 400 block of East 116th Street in Green Meadows, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
At 9:40 p.m., Chambers and her cousin Aaron Roseboro, 23, were walking toward Roseboro’s driveway when a vehicle traveling east on East 116th Street stopped, Los Angeles Police Det. Nathan Kouri said.
Two people got out of the car and began shooting in the direction of Chambers and Roseboro, Kouri said. The shooters then got back into the car and continued east.
Chambers was pronounced dead at the scene at 10:01 p.m., according to coroner’s records. Roseboro died at an area hospital.
Police described the shooters’ vehicle as a dark, four-door sedan. They think one other person, a driver, also was involved in the fatal shooting.
Neither Chambers nor Roseboro was involved in gang ...
Lanette Washington, a 29-year-old black woman, died Friday, April 24, after being fatally shot in the 5900 block of Long Beach Boulevard in Long Beach, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Long Beach police responded about 10 a.m. to a motel where a woman had been shot, according to a police news release. Officers found Washington in a room with multiple gunshot wounds. She was transported to a hospital where she died at 10:22 a.m., according to coroner’s records.
Homicide detectives described the suspect as a black man in his 20s , wearing a red shirt and jeans. Police believe the shooting may have happened as a result of a dispute.
Whitney Jade Washuta, a 25-year-old white woman, was shot and killed on Tuesday, April 18, in the 8700 block of Rosewood Avenue in West Hollywood, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Washuta was walking near her home around 8:40 p.m. when she was shot by a man who then fled, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Rodney Moore.
Washuta collapsed on the sidewalk, where she was pronounced dead at 8:55 p.m., according to coroner’s records. The cause of death was multiple gunshot wounds.
Family and friends told KTLA-TV Channel 5 that Washuta and her sister had moved to West Hollywood from the East Coast five years earlier. They said she had been walking her dog moments before she was shot.
An obituary in The Buffalo News listed her as a resident of Youngstown, N.Y., about 30 miles ...
Judith Lillian Solorio, a 35-year-old Latina, was shot and killed Saturday, April 15, near Barranca Street and West Avenue 28 in Lincoln Heights, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Solorio was walking around midnight when she was shot multiple times, Los Angeles Police Det. Jose Ramirez said.
A passerby found her and called police, Ramirez said.
Other residents told detectives they had heard several gunshots and called police.
Solorio was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:08 a.m., according to coroner’s records.
Ramirez said that Solorio didn’t have a permanent residence and police are looking into why she was in the area, adding that the mother of two had grown up nearby.
Police are looking for witnesses to the shooting.
Anyone with information is asked to call Ramirez at (323) 342-8964. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.
Alexiz Orona, an 18-year-old Latina, died on Friday, April 14, after she was shot near the corner of South Tamarind Avenue and East Raymond Street in Compton, according to Los Angeles County authorities.
There are few details available about the shooting. Orona lived in Buena Park in Orange County, but the evening she was shot, she was near her boyfriend's home on East Raymond Street, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Sgt. Bill Cotter.
Investigators first learned about the shooting when Orona was dropped off at St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood about 6 p.m., shortly after she was shot, Cotter said.
“They basically pulled up to the curb, waited for the attendants to come get her and then drove away,” Cotter said. The car was described as a white compact.
Orona was pronounced dead at 6:04 p.m., according to Los Angeles ...