Susan Beth Leeds, a 66-year-old white woman, died Thursday, May 3, after being stabbed in the parking structure of the Promenade on the Peninsula shopping center, 550 Deep Valley Drive, in Rolling Hills Estates, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Leeds, a retired nurse who lived in nearby Rancho Palos Verdes, was found inside her car at 12:22 p.m. with multiple stab wounds, according to Los Angeles County sheriff’s news reports. She was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:36 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
A spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department said Leeds’ throat also had been slashed.
Leeds’ white Mercedes-Benz SUV was parked on the first floor, near the main entrance, and investigators think the attacker’s car was parked nearby.
Investigators released a grainy seven-minute video from a surveillance camera in the parking lot in which cars ...