Fabio Sementilli, a 49-year-old white man, was found fatally stabbed Monday, Jan. 23, in the 5000 block of Queen Victoria Road in Woodland Hills, according to police and Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 5 p.m., officers responded to a medical emergency call and found Sementilli on his patio “with injuries to his face and significant blood,” said Officer Liliana Preciado, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Police Department.
Sementilli had sustained numerous stab wounds to his neck and upper torso, according to police. He was unconscious and not breathing when authorities arrived and was pronounced dead at the scene, Preciado said.
Sementilli’s car, a black 2008 Porsche Carrera 911, was missing, Preciado said. The vehicle had paper plates. Police later found the vehicle, and the case remains under investigation.
Sementilli, who was born in Canada, was a vice president of education for the cosmetics giant ...
Hovik Krboyan, a 37-year-old Armenian man, died Wednesday, Sept. 14, after he was shot in the 4900 block of Medina Drive in Woodland Hills, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
A Los Angeles police detective told KTLA-TV that Krboyan opened the door to his home shortly before midnight on Sept. 13 because he had ordered a pizza. Instead, he was met by assailants who opened fire.
Krboyan was shot multiple times, according to Ed Winter, spokesman for the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner.
Krboyan's wife and daughter, who were inside the home, were not harmed. Detectives interviewed neighbors who reported hearing gunshots, according to a news release from the LAPD.
Police think Krboyan knew the assailants. The pizza delivery arrived minutes after the shooting, KTLA-TV reported.
“We aren’t sure yet what’s behind this man’s shooting, but cases like this often stem from ...
Caroline Sue Purviance, a 61-year-old white woman, was found dead Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, in the 5600 block of Mason Avenue in Woodland Hills, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Officers responded to a single-family home shortly before 8:30 p.m. and found Purviance in a bedroom, said LAPD Det. Dave Peteque.
She was pronounced dead at 8:30 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
Police believe Purviance’s body had been in the bedroom for about 24 hours. Coroner's records state an autopsy showed that Purviance died of a gunshot wound to the head.
Investigators later found that Laura L. Purviance, contacted her mother Feb. 13 and asked her for a ride somewhere, Peteque said. After they ran the errand, the two walked inside the daughter’s bedroom.
As the mother played with her cell phone with her back turned toward her daughter, she ...
Abdul Arian, identified by the coroner's office as a 19-year-old white man, was shot and killed by police Wednesday, April 11, on the eastbound 101 Freeway at Canoga Avenue in Woodland Hills, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
What began as a high-speed pursuit ended shortly before 10 p.m., when Arian got out of his car, began running and was shot by officers.
The pursuit started near Plummer Street and Shirley Avenue, not far from the Northridge Fashion Center. Officers tried to stop Arian for driving erratically, but he did not pull over and a pursuit was initiated.
The chase proceeded through city streets with the driver motoring at high speeds and running red lights, said LAPD Officer Karen Rayner.
Arian eventually got on the westbound 101 Freeway, exited, then got back on the freeway heading east. Arian stopped in the eastbound lanes of the freeway at ...
Michael Vizkelety, a 48-year-old white man, was stabbed to death Monday, March 19, in the 5600 block of De Soto Avenue in Woodland Hills, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.
Vizkelety was stabbed during a fight outside Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills Medical Center about 2:55 a.m., said Ed Winter, spokesman for the coroner's office.
Vizkelety was treated at the hospital and later pronounced dead.
The victim's autopsy is still pending, Winter said.
The coroner's office had no other information about the case.
The Times has contacted investigators to obtain additional details about the death and will post an update as soon as possible.
[Updated March 27: LAPD Topanga homicide Det. Dave Peteque, who is handling the case, said Vikelety was a transient. At the time of his death, he was staying in and around the Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills Medical Center.
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Justin Cash, a 23-year-old white man, was shot and killed Tuesday, Nov. 29, near Marylee Street and Topanga Canyon Boulevard in Woodland Hills, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.
Officers responded to a call of an assault about 8:20 p.m. and found two men shot, said Sgt. Rosario Fierro of the Los Angeles Police Department.
One of the victims, Justin Cash, was pronounced dead at the scene. Coroner’s records show he was shot in the back of the head.
Another man in his 30s was wounded and taken to a hospital. The second victim was uncooperative and refused to provide information to officers, Fierro said.
[Updated, Dec. 12: The second victim has been identified as Joshman White, 30. He suffered multiple gunshot wounds, but is expected to survive, according to a statement by the LAPD.
Jonathan Cuzal, a 23-year-old Latino from Encino, was arrested Dec ...
Michael Conoscenti, a 56-year-old white man, was stabbed to death Tuesday, Oct. 27, in the 20100 block of Ventura Boulevard in Woodland Hills, according to Los Angeles County coroner's officials.
Conoscenti was discovered with multiple stab wounds in a room at the Comfort Inn, said Ed Winter, a spokesman for the coroner's office. He was pronounced dead at 9:35 a.m.
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Scott Segobiano, 42, a white man, was stabbed to death in a parking lot at 21904 Ventura Boulevard about 11:55 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6.
LAPD Officer Ana Aguirre said West Valley officers responded to a call of a body found in a parking lot. Upon arrival, officers saw that the man had been stabbed numerous times, Aguirre said. The man was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics. Aguirre said police were searching for a heavyset white man who was wearing light-colored clothing at the time of the incident. The motive for the stabbing was unknown, Aguirre said.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call West Valley homicide detectives at (818) 374-7725. Callers can remain anonymous.
Alexander Neal, 20, a black man, was shot and killed during a home-invasion robbery in the 24300 block of Burbank Boulevard in Woodland Hills about 2:45 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1.
According to a Los Angeles Police Department statement, the shooting occurred when three armed men kicked down the front door of a family home. "A family member in another part of the house was alerted by the intrusion and saw the suspects confronting his family," the statement said.
Authorities said the man armed himself and confronted the intruders. The three men and the family member exchanged gunfire. Police said Neal was struck several times and died at the scene. The two other men ran from the house, got into a silver sedan and sped east on Burbank Boulevard. Police described the outstanding suspects as two black men in their 20s. Police did not say whether any other family ...
Marco Herrera, an 18-year-old Latino, was beaten outside the Red Square nightclub at 20001 Ventura Blvd. in Woodland Hills at about 1:45 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, and afterward remained comatose at a Northridge hospital for several days before dying Tuesday, Nov. 27, around 10 p.m. of head trauma.
LAPD West Valley Det. Joel Price said that police believe some kind of dispute involving Herrera erupted inside the club just before closing time. There was some pushing and shoving, and security guards may have asked some people to leave. Herrera was among those leaving the club. He was outside on the sidewalk when a group of young men--several of Armenian descent and one young black man--attacked him. They beat and kicked him severely. Afterward, friends took him to the Northridge hospital, where he underwent surgery, then lingered on a respirator for four days before dying.