Sena Khim, a 37-year-old Asian woman, was found dead Tuesday, May 7, in the 600 block of East 10th Street in Long Beach, according to Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s records.
Officers from the Long Beach Police Department responded to a call of “unknown trouble” about 7:30 a.m. and found Khim with blunt force trauma to the upper body, according to a news release from the department.
Khim was pronounced dead at 7:49 a.m. at the scene, according to coroner’s records.
Investigators determined that Khim was physically assaulted by her boyfriend, identified by police as Soeun Sam, a 59-year-old Asian man, police said.
Sam was arrested on suspicion of murder at the scene.
Sam has been charged with one count of murder with the allegation that he used a wooden bar as a deadly and dangerous weapon, according to the Los Angeles County district ...
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 ...
Blanca Estela Dominguez, a 43-year-old Latina, was fatally stabbed Sunday, March 31, in the 600 block of West 14th Street in Long Beach, according to Los Angeles County medical examiner-coroner’s records.
About 3:20 p.m., officers from the Long Beach Police Department were called to a residence after family members discovered the bodies of Dominguez and her husband, 38-year-old Oscar Montoya, according to a news release from the department.
Dominguez was pronounced dead at the scene at 3:21 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
Investigators believe that Montoya stabbed Dominguez then fatally shot himself. Police recovered two guns and a knife. There wasn't a record of domestic violence between the couple, police said.
Family members went to the home because they were “concerned for their well-being based on recent communication” from the couple, police said in a statement.The couple did not have any children ...
Tocana Fatima Toca, a 38-year-old black woman, was shot and killed Wednesday, March 27, in the 4100 block of South 3rd Avenue in Leimert Park, according to Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner's records.
Shortly before 4 p.m. police responded to a call of shots fired, said Los Angeles Police Det. Robert Lait. Toca was discovered in a nearby alley, about a half-block south of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard with gunshot wounds, police said.
Investigators think the gunman walked up to Toca and shot her.
Toca was pronounced dead at the scene at 4:10 p.m.
Investigators believe that Toca was in the area to meet someone, but it's unclear why.
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Samantha Bustos Vital, a 15-year-old Latina, was pronounced dead on Monday, March 25, after her body was found in the 500 block of West Victoria Street in Compton, according to Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner records.
Samantha, a student at New Designs Charter School in Willowbrook, went out with friends on Friday, March 22, and never returned home, according to family members.
Her mother, Blanca Bautista de Cuevas, told NBCLA and CBS2 television that Samantha said she was sleeping over at her best friend's house, and the friend told her family she was staying at Samantha's house. Instead, the girls apparently went to a party, unusual behavior for her daughter, she said.
"She was really good," Bautista de Cuevas told reporters. "She didn't even go out to parties, until that day."
Bautista de Cuevas also said her daughter's friend told her she last saw ...
Jamie Renee Baker, a 32-year-old black woman, was shot and killed Tuesday, March 12 in the 100 block of West 109th Street in Broadway-Manchester, according to Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s records.
Officers responded to a call about 8 p.m. the night before from one of Baker’s relatives, who was concerned for her safety inside a residence, said LAPD Det. Meghan Aguilar, a spokeswoman for the department.
When police arrived, a car was blocking the driveway and officers struggled to make contact with the people in the home. A SWAT team arrived about 10 p.m. after officers determined that a man inside the home was armed and had barricaded himself, Aguilar said.
Police eventually used a robot to enter the home early the next morning and found Baker dead inside the home, she said.
Baker was pronounced dead at the scene at 3 a.m ...