Christine Diane Himmel, also known as Christine McQueen, a 46-year-old white woman, died Saturday, April 8, after she was stabbed in the 18700 block of Vista Del Canon in Santa Clarita, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records and the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office.
Himmel’s longtime girlfriend, Pamela Michelle Walker, called Himmel’s mother about 1 p.m. and told her she had killed her daughter, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Sgt. Troy Ewing.
“She said, ‘Hey, I just stabbed and killed Christina. Can you get up here?’” Ewing said,
Both Himmel and Walker, who had been a couple for nearly 15 years, had a history of mental illness, Ewing said. Walker allegedly had made untrue statements before and Himmel's mother was skeptical, he said. “So she initially didn’t believe her, and she didn’t act on her request,” Ewing ...
David Perez, a 43-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Friday, March 11, in the 26700 block of Isabella Parkway in Canyon Country, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
The incident began about 9:10 p.m. when a resident of the apartment complex called the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department to report that he was home alone with his 8-month-old son, and a man was trying to break into his apartment, Lt. John Corina said.
The intruder, later identified as Perez, was talking to the resident and kept trying to enter the house, even though the resident, a 22-year-old man, repeatedly told him to leave, Corina said.
“The resident basically identified himself and was telling the suspect, ‘You don’t live here,’ ‘I don’t know you,’ ‘Go away, I’m not letting you in,’ but he wouldn’t leave,” Corina said.
When the ...
Rudi Sander, a 21-year-old Latino also known as Rudi Sander Gonzalez, was shot and killed Thursday, Jan. 21, while he was walking in the 23700 block of Valle Del Oro near Costa Brava in Santa Clarita, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Sander was walking with another man on the grounds of the large condominium complex where he lived when the two got into an argument shortly after noon, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Lt. Dave Coleman.
The killer pulled out a handgun, shot Sander and ran away, Coleman said.
Sander was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead at 12:35 p.m.
The shooter, described as a Latino in his mid-30s, was last seen driving through the parking lot of the condominium comoplex in a blue Astro minivan, Coleman said.
Anyone with information is asked to call ...
Miguel Hernandez, a 39-year-old Latino, was killed on Thursday, Jan. 14, during a deputy-involved shooting at Shangri-La Drive and Nathan Hills Drive in Santa Clarita, according to investigators with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
The incident began about 7:50 p.m. when a sheriff's deputy spotted a white Lexus that matched the description of a vehicle that had been involved in a road rage shooting the day before in Santa Clarita, Lt. Eddie Hernandez said.
The deputy pulled the car over, and the driver, later identified as Hernandez, got out of the car and began shouting profanities at the deputy, according to a department news release.
The deputy ordered the driver to put his hands in the air, Lt. Hernandez said, but the driver refused to comply. Instead, the driver turned his body and "aggressively reached behind his back, appearing to retrieve a weapon ...
Jack Robert Miller, a 74-year-old white man, was killed Monday, June 15, in the 14800 block of Narcissus Crest Avenue in Santa Clarita, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Deputies were called to Miller’s residence at 6:50 p.m. regarding a family disturbance, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Lt. Victor Lewandowski.
Miller was unresponsive when deputies arrived. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 7:44 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
Investigators believe Miller and his son had been fighting before deputies arrived, Lewandowski said. The coroner’s autopsy results are pending, but the elder Miller “had a blunt force trauma injury that was consistent with being assaulted.” Lewandowski said.
The man's son, Sean Matthias Miller, a 47-year-old white man, was arrested and was charged with murder on Thursday, June 18.
Sean Miller pleaded not ...
Jose David Flores, a 28-year-old Latino, was found dead in the trunk of his car May 31, 2015, near the intersection of Golden Valley Road and Robert C. Lee Parkway in Santa Clarita, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff's detectives.
The sheriff's office is investigating Flores' death as a homicide, said Det. Kathleen Gallagher, but details about the cause and time of death are being withheld until the investigation is complete.
"We're keeping some of that information confidential so if we get any good leads, we can confirm things," Gallagher said.
Flores' body was found on May 31 about 9:30 a.m., when a deputy spotted a blue Honda Accord parked illegally on the shoulder of Golden Valley Road, Gallagher said.
The deputy arranged to have the vehicle towed, and during the routine inventory search of the car, Flores' body was discovered ...
Courtney Haruko Arvizu, a 25-year-old Latina, was found dead Sunday, May 24, 2015 by blunt-force trauma in the 22800 block of Ninth Street in Newhall, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.
After family members requested a welfare check, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department deputies found Arvizu lying on the floor in her living room about 2 a.m., according to coroner's records.
Deputies forced their way into the home to help her, but she was already dead, The Times reported.
Arvizu had been hit over the head with a beer bottle, according to coroner's records. She was pronounced dead at the scene at 2:20 a.m.
Her husband of two months, Robert George Arvizu, a 49-year-old white man, was arrested on suspicion of murder and assaulting a friend who had attended a party with him and his wife the evening before ...
Johnnie Greenback, a 28-year-old white man, was shot and killed Sunday, Feb. 8, in the 18000 block of Danielson Street in Santa Clarita, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 5:15 a.m., Santa Clarita Sheriff’s Station deputies responded to a call of a gunshot victim and found Greenback and his father, a 56-year-old man, wounded in an apartment, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
The two were taken to a hospital, where Greenback was pronounced dead at 7:47 a.m. His father is expected to survive.
A semiautomatic handgun was recovered at the scene.
Deputies also arrested a 25-year-old white woman, later identified as Jessica Greenback, on suspicion of murder.
Detectives are determining what led Greenback to allegedly shoot her father and brother.
On Feb. 10, Jessica Greenback was charged with one count of murder, child abuse and false imprisonment by ...
Ellorah Rose Warner, a three-week old girl, was found dead Saturday, Jan. 24, in the 20600 block of Newhall Avenue in Santa Clarita, according to law enforcement.
A couple walked into the Santa Clarita sheriff’s station Jan. 23 about 9:30 p.m. to report that their infant daughter was missing. Deputies from three stations set out on an all-night search with helicopters, dogs and the help of neighbors. They held the couple overnight for questioning and searched their apartment, authorities said.
About 7 a.m., the child’s father, Matthew Warner, 30, led deputies to a small, blue-gray truck parked outside an apartment complex in the 23600 block of Newhall Avenue about half a mile from the family’s home.
The baby was found dead in the front cab, said Lt. Holly Francisco of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
Details of how she died were not ...
Jose Eduardo Ocampo, a 25-year-old Latino male, was stabbed to death Jan. 10 in the 18100 block of Sundowner Way in Santa Clarita, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.
Deputies from the Santa Clarita sheriff's station responding to a call at about 10:45 p.m. found Ocampo unconscious on the ground with several stab wounds to his chest.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Anyone with information about the stabbing can call the Sheriff's Department Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. Those wanting to remain anonymous may call (800) 222-TIPS (8477); text the letters TIPLA plus the tip to CRIMES (274637); or use the website lacrimestoppers.org.
-- Jeff Gottlieb