Emma Liza Melchor, a 27-year-old Latina, was pronounced dead on Thursday, April 11, after she was shot in the 1800 block of East Alondra Boulevard in Compton, according to Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner records.
Melchor had been living with her family in Moreno Valley after she was paroled from prison in February, but she left home a short time later after a disagreement with her mother and started staying with friends in Compton, said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Lt. Derrick Alfred.
"She didn't like her mom's rules," Alfred said.
On April 11, deputies were called to an abandoned commercial building around 8 p.m. after someone reported finding a dead woman inside.
Investigators believe the woman had been dead for several days, Alfred said. It was apparent she had suffered some kind of trauma, he said, but because of the state of ...
Chyong Jen Tsai, a 76-year-old Asian woman, was pronounced dead on Tuesday, April 9, after she was found unconscious in the 300 block of of East Forest Avenue in Arcadia, according to Los Angeles County medical examiner-coroner records.
Arcadia police went to Tsai's home after receiving a call about a person down, and found her lying in her backyard not breathing, according to a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department news release.
Tsai and her husband, who was traveling out of country, are building a granny flat on their property, the Pasadena Star-Times reported. It was one of the construction workers who found her lying in her backyard, not breathing, shortly before 7 a.m.
She was pronounced dead at the scene at 7 a.m., but investigators say it's not clear how she died, The Times reported.
“There is blood around the crime ...
Edward Cole, a 31-year-old white man, was pronounced dead on Tuesday, April 9, after he was stabbed in the 41700 block of 156th Street East in Lake Los Angeles, according to Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner records.
Cole was in the home he rented with his girlfriend, Melissa Burana Sombati, around 9:30 p.m. when the two got into an argument, said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Lt. Derrick Alfred.
Witnesses told investigators that the couple continued arguing in the garage, where Burana Sombati allegedly stabbed Cole once in the chest, Alfred said.
Cole was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 10:50 p.m., according to coroner's records. The cause of death was listed as a stab wound to the chest.
His girlfriend, Burana Sombati, a 31-year-old white woman, was arrested at the scene and charged with murder on ...
Nearly 16 years ago, Desirree Haro was standing in a Harbor City alley with friends when a car drove by, spraying bullets. The 15-year-old was the only one hit and died later at a hospital.
At first, her mother, Teresa Haro, phoned investigators once a week seeking answers about who killed her daughter. Over and over again they told her they were working on it. A reward was offered. Years passed.
Eventually, Haro stopped calling. Now, she’s hoping a new billboard and bus shelter campaign might spark fresh clues, or inspire someone with a guilty conscience to come forward.
Posters featuring photographs of 48 homicide victims whose cases have gone unsolved have been placed at 10 bus shelters across Los Angeles County, from West and East L.A., to Arcadia in the San Gabriel Valley. In red, the posters ask “Do you know who MURDERED us?” The posters include ...
Jorge Alberto Gracida Valencia, a 21-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Monday, April 8, in the 900 block of South Saint Andrews Place in Koreatown, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Shortly before 10:15 p.m., officers from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Olympic Division responded to a call of a shooting and found Gracida Valencia with gunshot wounds, according to an LAPD news release.
Gracida Valencia was pronounced dead at the scene at 10:23 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
Gracida Valencia was with two friends when a person walked up to the three, police said.
The person challenged one of the men to a fight, pulled out a gun and an altercation occurred. Gracida Valencia tried to disarm the gunman, but was shot, police said.
Police said the gunman is about 25 years old and was wearing dark clothing. He ran south ...
Maurice Forte, an 18-year-old black man, was shot and killed Sunday, April 7, near Imperial Highway and Slater Street in Watts, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 12: 15 a.m., Forte was walking along the sidewalk with a female when a person approached the two, said Los Angeles police Det. Nathan Kouri.
The person shot Forte at close range, then ran to a waiting car, Kouri said. The car fled west on Imperial Highway.
Forte was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:34 a.m., according to coroner’s records.
The person with Forte was not injured.
Anyone with information can call detectives at (323) 786-5111. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.
Theodore Kevin Alexander, a 53-year-old black man, was fatally stabbed on Monday, April 1, in the 3800 block of West Slauson Avenue in the View Park-Windsor Hills neighborhood of South Los Angeles, according to Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner records.
Witnesses told investigators they heard people yelling at each other around 2:30 a.m. in some storefront business properties that were being rented out as residences, said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Lt. Derrick Alfred.
Alexander and the resident of the space, William Gilbert Sigur, 48, went from arguing to a physical fight inside the building, Alfred said, and then Alexander was stabbed.
Deputies found Alexander lying on the sidewalk, where he was pronounced dead at 2:45 a.m., according to coroner's records. Investigators believe he was stabbed inside the building, "due to the amount of blood evidence found inside the converted residence," and at ...