Alice Pritchard, a 93-year-old white woman, was fatally stabbed on Monday, July 24, in the 3100 block of East Artesia Boulevard in Long Beach, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Long Beach police responded to a call about 3:15 p.m. about a stabbing at an assisted living facility, according to a news release. They discovered a woman with a stab wound to her chest. Pritchard was pronounced dead at 3:47 p.m., according to coroner's records.
Officers arrested Linda Womack, Pritchard’s roommate, at the scene. The motive for the stabbing is unknown.
Womack, 65, was booked on suspicion of murder and is scheduled to go to court Aug. 16 for an arraignment hearing.
Anyone with information can call Long Beach police at (562) 570-7244. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.
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Richard Anthony Melgar, a 37-year-old white man, was killed Monday, July 24, in the 12200 block of Horley Avenue in Downey, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
At about 5:30 p.m., Downey police responded to call from a woman who found her boyfriend dead in her backyard, according to a news release. Within minutes, officers arrived at a residential property with a front and back house. In the backyard between the houses, Melgar was found with multiple stab and gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at 5:49 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
In a subsequent investigation, detectives discovered that the girlfriend’s sister lived in the back house with her own boyfriend, the release said. Robert Joseph Benitez Jr., 31. Based on evidence at the scene, police said they believe Benitez was responsible for the killing.
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Lyndi Lee Fisher, a 36-year-old white woman, died Friday, July 14, after being strangled in the 43200 block of Doverwood Court in Lancaster, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Fisher, an appliance technician, had gone to a home on Doverwood Court to repair a refrigerator around 6 p.m., Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Joe Mendoza said. It was her last service call of the day.
At 11:11 p.m., the house’s sole resident, William Hughes, called the Sheriff’s Department to report that Fisher was unconscious in his garage, Mendoza said.
Hughes told investigators he had left the house while Fisher was working, and when he returned, she was lying unresponsive in his garage.
Fisher was pronounced dead at the scene at 11:23 p.m., according to coroner’s records. At the time, investigators said she had blunt force injuries to ...
Dwain George Kaiser, a 69-year-old white man, was fatally shot Monday, July 3, in the 170 block of West Second Street in Pomona, according to Los Angele County coroner’s records.
A 17-year-old called Pomona police about midnight saying he had shot his roommate and would be awaiting officers outside, according to Sgt. Brian Hagerty. Officers found the teen outside and took him into custody.
Officers went into the apartment building and found Kaiser upstairs with several gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:25 a.m., according to coroner's records.
Hagerty said the teen and his mother, as well as Kaiser and his wife, lived together in a three-bedroom apartment. The two families had lived there together for more than 10 years, according to Hagerty.
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Gregory Troulman, a 63-year-old white man, was pronounced dead Sunday, July 2, after his body was found on 70th Street East, south of East Avenue M in Palmdale, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
After responding to a medical rescue call at 1:33 a.m., sheriff’s deputies found Troulman lying in the road, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, Lt. Rodney Moore said.
Troulman was pronounced dead at the scene at 1:48 a.m., according to coroner’s records.
He lived in Littlerock, about 13 miles south of where his body was found, Moore said. The area where he was found “was pretty desolate,” the lieutenant said. “We don’t know if he was walking or somebody shot him and put his body there.”
Troulman wasn’t carrying identification, so it took investigators a few days to discover who he was, Moore said.
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Michelle Marie Malander, a 29-year-old white woman, died Saturday, June 24, after she was stabbed in the 12400 block of Van Nuys Boulevard in Pacoima, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 11 p.m. June 22, Hector Lopez, a 31-year-old Latino, knocked on his neighbor’s door and asked the resident to call 911 because Malander, his girlfriend since high school, had been hurt, Los Angeles Police Det. Gabriel Bucknell said.
The neighbor walked to the recreational vehicle that Lopez shared with Malander and found her with her hands clenched in a fetal position and bleeding from the left side of her head. Her eyes were open, but she was unresponsive, Bucknell said.
Malander was taken to a hospital, where she remained until she was pronounced dead at 5:35 p.m. June 24, according to coroner’s records.
At the hospital, Lopez told the staff that Malander fell ...
Michele Anne Marie Rice, a 33-year-old white woman, was shot and killed by Long Beach police Wednesday, June 7, in the 3000 block of Studebaker Road in Long Beach, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Rice and her boyfriend were involved in an argument at a home about 12 a.m., according to a police news release. When the boyfriend left and drove away, Rice pulled out a gun and fired several shots at the vehicle, the release said.
The boyfriend called police and directed them toward the house. Upon arriving, officers told Rice to drop her weapon, but she pointed the handgun at police, according to the release. Several officers then opened fire on Rice.
Rice died at the scene at 12:55 a.m., according to coroner’s records.
Richard Daniel Aukschun, a 44-year-old Armenian man, was shot and killed Friday, June 2, in the 15700 block of Saticoy Street in Van Nuys, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Shortly before 3 p.m., Aukschun confronted a 26-year-old man who was spray-painting graffiti on the side of an automotive repair shop, Los Angeles Police Det. Gabe Bucknell said. The two argued, and the 26-year-old walked away.
The man came back about five minutes later with a gun and chased Aukschun around the body shop, Bucknell said. The gunman cornered Aukschun in a storage closet and shot him point-blank, Bucknell said.
Officers found Aukschun on the ground inside the shop, bleeding from the upper torso, police said. He was pronounced dead at 3:31 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
The gunman ran away on Haskell Avenue, police said.
Police identified the shooter as Abraham Soltero, a ...