Irma Cuevas, a 62-year-old Latina, was found dead Sunday, Feb. 19, in the 2600 block of West Olympic Boulevard in Pico-Union, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 10:30 a.m., police received a call about a person who was motionless on the sidewalk, said Los Angeles Police Det. Sean Kinchla.
Officers found Cuevas, who had been stabbed. She was pronounced dead at 10:38 a.m. at the scene, according to coroner’s records.
Police believe Cuevas, a transient who was known in the area, was killed sometime after 10 p.m.
Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at (213) 382-9470. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.
Juana "Juanita" Maritza Sandoval, a 56-year-old Latina, was found with blunt force trauma Friday, Feb. 17, in the 4900 block of Marionwood Drive in Del Rey, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 8 p.m., a person in the area noticed Sandoval on the ground near a parking lot, said Los Angeles Police Det. Sean Kinchla.
The person called authorities, who pronounced Sandoval dead at the scene at 8:18 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
An autopsy found that Sandoval died of blunt force trauma to the head, said Ed Winter, a spokesman for the coroner’s office.
Around that time, the power had gone out in the area, so there’s no camera surveillance of what may have happened, Kinchla said.
Sandoval lived in a housing development in the area.
Detectives are looking for witnesses.
Anyone with information is asked to call LAPD detectives ...
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 ...
Jenell Gamble-Kendrick, a 73-year-old black woman, was shot and killed Tuesday, Feb. 14, in the 1700 block of West 60th Street in Harvard Park, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.
About 7 p.m., Gamble-Kendrick got into an argument with her husband, said Los Angeles Police Det. Nathan Kouri.
The fight escalated, and Gamble-Kendrick began hitting her husband with her cane, Kouri said.
Her husband, identified by police as Carven Nathaniel Kendrick, became frustrated, went into the bedroom to retrieve his shotgun, then shot his wife in their living room, a few feet away from a bouquet of red roses, Kouri said.
Kendrick then walked to a relative’s home and told the relative that he had just shot his wife. He stayed at the scene until police arrived, Kouri said.
Gamble-Kendrick was pronounced dead at the scene.
Kendrick was charged Thursday with voluntary manslaughter with the allegation ...
Deseret Antoinette Favila, a 33-year-old Latina, died Thursday, Jan. 19, after she was stabbed in the 1000 block of Griswold Avenue in San Fernando, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
San Fernando police were called to Favila’s home about 2:55 a.m., where she lived with her husband, two children and other adult family members, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Joe Mendoza.
Emergency crews discovered that Favila had been stabbed multiple times in her upper torso and were unable to revive her, Mendoza said. Favila was pronounced dead at the scene at 3:05 a.m., according to coroner’s records.
Investigators detained Favila’s husband, Jorge Casas, 37, for questioning and later arrested him on suspicion of murder, Mendoza said.
The Times reported that Casas is a former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy, who resigned in 2006 for ...
Kenia Buckner, a 31-year-old black woman, was shot and killed Monday, Jan. 16, in the 16200 block of Cornuta Avenue in Bellflower, according to Los Angeles County authorities.
Buckner was home with her three children around 1:35 p.m. when her ex-boyfriend, the children’s father, walked into her apartment, said sheriff’s Lt. Joe Mendoza.
“In front of their children, in their living room, he pulls out a gun and fires toward the victim multiple times, striking her at least one time in upper torso,” Mendoza said.
Buckner was pronounced dead in her living room at 1:48 p.m., Mendoza said.
Investigators are searching for the ex-boyfriend, identified as Antowan Parker, a 27-year-old black man, who was last seen running south on Cornuta after the shooting, Mendoza said.
No one else was injured, Mendoza said. Neighbors and family told KTLA-TV that the ...
Mercedes Witterman, a 69-year-old Latina, was found dead Monday, Jan. 16, in the 13600 block of Gavina Avenue in Sylmar, according to police and Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 4:50 p.m., a person called police and told them a homicide had just occurred in a home, police said. It was unclear whether an armed person was still inside the home, so the SWAT Team responded and entered the home about 9 p.m. Witterman, who had been shot, was dead in the bedroom, said Los Angeles Police Det. Rich Wheeler.
Her husband, 84-year-old Rubin Witterman, was also found dead inside the house. Police believe that the man shot his wife, called 911, then shot himself.
Mercedes Witterman used a wheelchair, and her husband was her caretaker, Wheeler said.
“It was getting difficult for him to care for his wife,” he said.
Anyone with information can ...
Sinuon Pream, a 37-year-old Asian woman, was shot and killed by Long Beach police officers Sunday. Jan 15, in the 5900 block of East 7th Street in Long Beach, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 11:15 a.m., Long Beach police were dispatched to a restaurant where a woman was threatening people with a knife, according to a news release.
Police officers tried to persuade Pream to surrender, but she refused and began walking toward the nearby Veterans Hospital. Officers then attempted to use a taser on Pream, but the device misfired.
Pream tried to approach the officers with the knife, and two opened fire, hitting her in the stomach and legs. Long Beach police identified the two officers as Eliser Domingo and Bradley Muhlenkamp, both of whom were hired in April 2016.
Pream was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced ...
Sulma Flores, a 36-year-old Latina, died Saturday, Jan. 14, six days after she was shot in the 17500 block of Gilmore Street in Van Nuys, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records and police.
About 3:15 a.m. on Jan. 8, police and prosecutors said, a man, later identified by authorities as 32-year-old Marcos Tulio Flores, got into an argument with his family, then shot Sulma Flores, his sister-in-law.
Marcos Flores then fled, police said. About 11 p.m. the next night, police spotted Marcos Flores, who led them on a chase in his gray Acura, prosecutors and police said.
During the chase, the driver was seen tossing items out of the car and at one point fired a gun, prosecutors said.
Eventually, Marcos Flores was stopped and arrested on the 405 Freeway in Westwood. He had to be subdued by a police dog before being taken into ...
Corin Michella Hensley, a 25-year-old black woman, was shot to death Friday, Jan. 13, in the 2200 block of Larchmont Street in Pomona, according to coroner’s records.
About 11 a.m., Pomona police responded to a call about a shooting, Sgt. Brian Hagerty said. The officers saw a sedan in a frontyard, and Hensley and Lavelle Deshawn Brown, 34, were inside with multiple gunshot wounds, Hagerty said.
Hensley was pronounced dead at 11:29 a.m., and Brown was declared dead a few minutes later, according to coroner’s records.
Hagerty said Brown was driving the vehicle near the intersection of Larchmont Street and Collingswood Drive when a dark-colored sedan pulled alongside. A gunman then opened fire, striking Hensley and Brown. As the gunman’s car sped away, Brown’s vehicle accelerated forward then stopped on a front lawn, Hagerty said.
Police are pursuing all ...