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  • Death date
  • Jan. 22, 1986
  • Address
  • Inglewood
  • 118th Street & Yukon Avenue

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Yvonne Coleman, 15

Yvonne Coleman, 15, was found strangled in Imperial Park near 118th Street and Yukon Avenue in Inglewood on Jan. 22, 1986.

Coleman was a student at Morningside High School in Inglewood. She was on her way home when she was killed.

In 2008, a cold-hit DNA link tied Coleman’s homicide, as well as the killings of three other women, to Michael Hughes. A decade earlier, Hughes had been convicted of first-degree homicide in the deaths of four women in the South L.A. area.

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