Editha Cruz de Leon, a 76-year-old Filipino woman, was found dead Sunday, Dec. 8, in the 3900 block of Van Horne Avenue in El Sereno, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Shortly before noon, officers from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Hollenbeck Division received a radio call for a death investigation in the area.
Officers discovered Cruz de Leon, and paramedics pronounced her dead at the scene at 11:52 a.m., according to coroner’s records.
Coroner’s records show that Cruz de Leon, a retired gynecologist, had been stabbed and strangled, then discovered by a relative.
Prosecutors said in a news release that Cruz de Leon was killed the previous day.
A team of authorities from the LAPD and the FBI arrested Timothy Chavira on Dec. 18 at a Pasadena home, police said.
Chavira, a 56-year-old Latino, has been charged with one count of murder with a special circumstance allegation that …
Roberto Rene Gabriel, a 33-year-old Latino, died Monday, Aug. 19, after he was shot by Los Angeles police near Alhambra and Belleglade avenues in El Sereno, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
On Aug. 18, shortly before 11:30 p.m., officers from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Hollenbeck Division were in a patrol SUV about to approach a red traffic light when they were suddenly shot at, according to a news release from the department.
A round hit the driver’s side door of the SUV and the gunman ran west and into an alley north of Alhambra Avenue, police said.
The officers called for help and then tried to find the person. Anticipating that the gunman would try to leave the area through a nearby alley, the officers drove to Alhambra and Belleglade avenues and spotted the man on the sidewalk.
The officers got out of their SUV and the …