Trinity Love Jones, a black 9-year-old girl, was pronounced dead on Tuesday, March 5, after her body was found on an equestrian trail adjacent to the 3400 block of Hacienda Boulevard in Hacienda Heights, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department investigators.
A Los Angeles County Parks and Recreation worker clearing brush along the equestrian trail discovered Trinity's tiny body in a large rolling duffel bag around 10 a.m., according to Lt. Scott Hoglund.
The girl's head and shoulders were protruding from the bag but there was no obvious sign of trauma to her body, Hoglund said.
She was shoeless, wearing black and white lounge pants and a pink top that read "Future Princess Hero," but investigators at first had no idea of her identity or age.
In a news conference the following day, investigators said the girl was small, about 4 ...
Selena Elsie Aleman, a 5-month-old Latina, was pronounced dead on Wednesday, Feb. 23, in the 8000 block of California Avenue in South Gate, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff's homicide investigators.
South Gate Police officers were called to Selena's home around 4:47 a.m. regarding a call about a baby not breathing, said sheriff's Lt. Derrick Alfred.
Her parents told investigators they put the baby to bed around 11 p.m. and when they woke up to get ready for work they noticed she wasn't breathing, Alfred said.
Sheriff's Homicide Bureau investigators were asked to take over the investigation on Feb. 27, when the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner's office declared Selena's death a homicide caused by traumatic injury, Alfred said.
On Thursday, March 7, Selena's father, Jose Francisco Aleman, 22, was arrested on suspicion of murder ...
Monica Ann Dominguez, a 52-year-old Latina, was fatally shot on Wednesday, Feb. 13, in the 200 block of East Center Street in Covina, according to Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner's records.
Dominguez and her husband, Michael Rivera, 62, were arguing inside their bedroom with the door locked when their grandchildren heard gunshots around 4:45 p.m., said Covina Police Sgt. David Rodriguez.
"The oldest juvenile, a teenager, said he heard the arguing, then the gunshots," Rodriguez said. "Then they smelled smoke and didn't hear anymore arguing, so they went to a neighbor's house to call the police."
When officers arrived, they found Dominguez and her husband in the bedroom, dead from gunshot wounds, Rodriguez said.
Dominguez was pronounced dead at the scene at 5:11 p.m., according to coroner's records. The cause of death was listed as a gunshot wound to ...
Chloe Marie Corona, a 28-year-old black woman, was fatally shot on Tuesday, Feb. 5, in the 44000 block of Cedar Avenue in Lancaster, according to Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner records.
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department deputies went to a home on Cedar Avenue after their office received a 911 hang-up call regarding a possible gunshot victim at 2:10 a.m., said Lt. Derrick Alfred.
When deputies arrived they found the front door to the house open and several people standing outside waiting, Alfred said.
The deputies found Corona lying on the living room floor, Alfred said. She was pronounced dead at the 2:30 a.m., according to coroner's records. The cause of death was listed as multiple gunshot wounds.
Corona lived a few miles away and investigators don't know why she was at the house on Cedar Avenue, Alfred said ...
Iris Griselda Galan Rivera, a 38-year-old female, died Tuesday, Jan. 29.
Sharon Fader, a 75-year-old white woman, was pronounced dead Thursday, Jan. 24, after she was stabbed in the 1200 block of Sunset Avenue in Santa Monica, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Shortly before 6:30 a.m., officers from the Santa Monica Police Department responded to a call of a man requesting assistance, according to a news release from the department.
Police found three adults – two men and Fader – suffering from stab wounds. Fader was pronounced dead at the scene at 6:45 a.m., according to coroner’s records.
The two men were taken to a hospital to be treated for their stab wounds, police said.
The men were later identified as Howard Fader, 82, and Stephen Lloyd Fader, 42, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.
Prosecutors said that Stephen Fader stabbed his mother and father multiple times on or between Jan ...
Alejandra Claudia Hernandez, a 24-year-old Latina, was fatally shot on Saturday, Jan. 12, in the 1300 block of Glenshaw Drive in the West Valinda area of La Puente, according to Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner records.
Hernandez, a resident of Covina, was visiting a home on Glenshaw Drive when a man described only as a Latino came inside and shot her, said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Lt. Scott Hoglund.
Shortly after the shooting, the occupant of the house called 911, Hoglund said.
Hernandez was pronounced dead at the scene at 1 p.m., according to coroner's records. The cause of death was listed as multiple gunshot wounds.
According to her Facebook page, Hernandez was engaged to the father of their children, and started working for the YMCA of Orange County in August 2018.
Her last post, in late October, was a request asking ...
Nadia Solis, a 41-year-old Latina, was pronounced dead on Saturday, Jan. 5, after she was struck in the head in the 8700 block of Orange Street in Whittier, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff's investigators.
Deputies went to the home where Solis lived with her long-time boyfriend, Luis Rey JimenezJimenez, after coworkers requested a welfare check because she hadn't come to work for several days, said Lt. Derrick Alfred.
Worried co-workers had come to the house earlier in the week and talked to a relative who was babysitting, The Times reported. The relative said Solis had left and no one knew where she had gone.
On Saturday, however, deputies felt like "things weren't adding up" when they questioned JimenezJimenez, 44, and asked to search the house, Alfred said. Then they noticed JimenezJimenez's car in the carport and asked for the keys.
Kioka Shay Colbert, a 26-year-old black woman, was shot and killed Friday, Dec. 28 in the 1100 block of East 89th Street in Florence-Firestone, according to Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s records.
About 10:30 p.m., Colbert was standing outside a car talking to two people who were seated inside, said Los Angeles Police Det. Nathan Kouri.
A man walked up and asked if Colbert was in a gang, then shot her and the two others, Kouri said. Colbert was pronounced dead at the scene at 10;44 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
The two others are expected to survive.
The gunman ran north and was taken into custody near South Hooper Avenue and 83rd Street, Kouri said.
Darrell Sherman, a 29-year-old black man, has been charged with one count of murder, two counts of attempted murder, shooting at an occupied vehicle and being a felon ...
Lourdes Padilla, a 70-year-old Latina, died on Thursday, Dec. 27, after she was shot at the corner of West 104th Street and Yukon Avenue in Inglewood, according to Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner records.
Padilla, a resident of Inglewood, was walking on Yukon Avenue around 1 p.m. on Christmas Day when a woman confronted her and tried to take her purse, according to an Inglewood Police Department news release.
During the struggle, the woman shot Padilla several times and then fled in a black four-door 2019 Toyota Yaris IA or Scion IA with yellow paper plates, The Times reported.
Inglewood officers found Padilla lying on the sidewalk with gunshot wounds, according to the release. She was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead two days later at 9:09 a.m., according to coroner's records. The cause of death was listed as a gunshot ...