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.
Michael Yonko, a 46-year-old white man, died Thursday, Jan. 19, a week after he was beaten near West Sixth Street and South Vermont Avenue in Koreatown, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 12, Yonko was sitting in a chair in a parking lot when a person described as a black man with bulky clothing walked up behind him and assaulted him with a baseball bat, said Los Angeles Police Det. John Lamberti.
Yonko was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 3:09 a.m. on Jan. 19, according to coroner’s records.
Yonko was a homeless man who frequented the area, Lamberti said.
Anyone with information is asked to call LAPD West Bureau homicide detectives at (213) 382-9470. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.
Bryan Charles Forster, a 35-year-old Latino, was shot to death Friday, July 15, in the 700 block of South Catalina Street in Koreatown, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Shortly after 1 a.m., Forster went to a man’s house, where the two got into an argument over an "ongoing dispute" and Forster was shot, said LAPD Lt. John Radtke. Radtke said the reason for the dispute is under investigation, but it could have been financial.
Forster was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 3:58 a.m., according to coroner’s records.
Edward Cabrera, a 41-year-old Latino, was charged July 19 with one count of murder, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.
Cabrera pleaded not guilty Aug. 23 and is due back in court Nov. 29, a spokesman for the district attorney’s office said.
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Yong Hoon “Kevin” Yoo, a 29-year-old Asian man, was fatally shot Tuesday, June 7, in the 600 block of South Berendo Street in Koreatown, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Shortly before 5:30 p.m., officers from the Los Angeles Police Department's Olympic Division found Yoo with gunshot wounds. Yoo was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead at 6:26 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
Investigators believe that Yoo suddenly attacked a woman and stabbed her in the parking garage of an apartment complex,said LAPD Det. Scott Masterson. The woman’s boyfriend, who was inside a nearby car, jumped out and shot Yoo, Masterson said.
The shooter was questioned and released. Police are still investigating and are so far unsure why Yoo stabbed the woman, Masterson said.
“The shooter nor the victim knew the suspect,” he said.