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 …
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