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  • Death date
  • June 15, 2011
  • Address
  • Angeles Crest
  • Mile Marker 8.95 at Upper Big Tujunga Road

Renata Klein, 59

Renata Klein, a 59-year-old white woman, was found dead Wednesday, June 15, near Mile Marker 8.95 of Upper Big Tujunga Road in Angeles Crest, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

Renata and her husband Dusan Klein, a 59-year-old white man, spoke to friends June 11 and are believed to have left their home on Wildwind Road in Santa Clarita that day with their dog, said officials with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Family members later reported them missing.

Authorities found Renata's body June 15 off Upper Big Tujunga Canyon Road in the Angeles National Forest.

An autopsy determined she been asphyxiated and her death was ruled a homicide, said L.A. County coroner's Deputy Chief Ed Winter.

Dusan Klein’s truck was found June 26 with a dead dog inside behind a North Las Vegas bar.

On June 30 , hikers in a remote area outside Las Vegas found his body.

Nevada’s Clark County coroner’s office determined he had committed suicide and identified his remains using dental records.

-- Kate Mather and Richard Winton

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