Brayan Jose Rodriguez, a 20-year-old Latino, died from suspicious causes on Sunday, Sept. 24, in the 23600 block of Via Valer in Santa Clarita, according to Los Angeles County authorities.
Deputies were called to the house where Rodriguez died about 3:57 p.m. with a report of a "person not breathing," said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Rodney Moore.
Paramedics were unable to revive Rodriguez, Moore said.
Rodriguez, who was from Valencia, was pronounced dead at the scene at 4:20 p.m., according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records. The cause of death is still pending.
Investigators aren’t commenting about the specifics of Rodriguez’s death, except to say it appeared he was strangled.
“Based on statements and other evidence, we believe that the crime of murder occurred,” Moore said.
Deputies arrested Rodriguez’s friend, Christian Alexander Ortiz, a 21-year-old ...
Ivan Solis, a 25-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Tuesday, July 11, in the 14900 block of Begonias Lane in Santa Clarita, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the area around Begonias Lane Park about 5 a.m. after a “shots fired” report.
When deputies arrived, they found Solis lying near his bicycle with multiple gunshot wounds, according to a sheriff’s news release.
Solis, a resident of Canyon Country, was pronounced dead at the scene at 5:27 a.m., according to coroner’s records.
Friends and family told KTLA 5 News that Solis was a good person trying to overcome an addiction since the birth of his daughter.
“I tell those who have someone in the streets or on drugs, you guys have to try to get them help,” Solis’ sister, Jessica Razo ...
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 ...
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 ...