A story for every victim

Betty Ann McClellan, 62

Betty McClellan, a 62-year-old black woman, died Sunday, June 20, in the 4300 block of West 59th Place in Hyde Park, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

Family members called 911 about 9 a.m. and said they found McClellan and her husband, Hersey McClellan, a 63-year-old black man, dead in a room, said Det. Chris Barling of the LAPD's 77th Street Division.

Authorities were called and husband and wife were pronounced dead at the scene, Barling said.

Investigators believe the shooting was a murder-suicide, in which Hersey shot his wife and then himself. It appears the couple had recent financial trouble, Barling said.

Anyone with additional information about the incident is asked to contact Dets. Myra Kellum or Lyman Doster at (213) 485-1383.

-- Sarah Ardalani

Share a memory or thought about Betty Ann McClellan

Before you post, here are some answers to frequently asked questions:

Remember, all posts are approved by a Times staffer. Profanity and personal attacks will not be approved.

Email addresses are not republished or used for marketing purposes.

13 reader comments