Cornelia Adrienne McIntosh, 62
Cornelia Adrienne McIntosh, a 62-year-old black woman, was found dead Friday, Nov. 13, in the 15800 block of Greenrock Avenue in Lancaster, according to Los Angeles County coroner records.
Investigators believe McIntosh was the first of four people who were shot by John Revels, a 64-year-old Lancaster man who killed himself Nov. 13 as he sat in his car on the side of the 15 Freeway just north of Barstow in San Bernardino County. Investigators say Revels shot himself in the head as he was being approached by California Highway Patrol officers.
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies were asked to check on McIntosh after authorities said Revels shot Kevin L. Martin and his cousin in Hawthorne the day before, killing Martin. Investigators believe Revels then went to his brother's home and shot his brother, Paul Revels, in Exposition Park.
McIntosh was found in the hallway of the home she shared with Revels. She was pronounced dead at the scene at 2:47 p.m., with multiple gunshot wounds to her head and body, according to coroner’s records.
Lt. Joe Mendoza said sheriff’s investigators found a note that John Revels left in his home but it didn’t explain his motive for the shootings.
“Basically all it said was, 'I’m sorry and I leave everything to my son,' ” Mendoza said.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. Those wishing to remain anonymous should contact Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.