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 ...