Raven Joy Campbell, a 37-year-old black woman, was found dead behind a closet wall on Thursday, July 2, in the 26800 block of Western Avenue in unincorporated Lomita, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department investigators.
Campbell was reported missing by family members in July 2009. She was last seen in the Harbor Hills Housing Project where she lived, according to Sheriff’s Lt. Steve Jauch.
Campbell’s sister, Malaikah Manasseh, told The Times she suspected foul play because her sister left her purse behind when she disappeared, something she never would have done. Campbell was a sweet person, her sister said, and could have been taken advantage of because of her mental disability.
The family received a tip in late June of this year that Campbell’s body was in a downstairs apartment of the housing project in the wall of the closet behind the ...