Baby Medina, a person, died Monday, Nov. 26, in Reseda, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.
Zindy Carolina Gonzalez Escobar, who was also known as Carolina Medina, a 31-year-old Latina, was killed Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018, in the 7500 block of Enfield Avenue in Reseda, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Shortly before 11 a.m., officers from the Los Angeles Police Department were called to an apartment regarding a suspicious death, according to a news release from police.
Officers determined that Escobar had suffered from “blunt force injuries” that resulted in her death.
Escobar was pronounced dead at the scene at 11:01 a.m., according to coroner’s records. The coroner's office identified Escobar as Carolina Medina.
Escobar’s boyfriend, who is also the father of her child, was interviewed by police. Police said that the man, later identified as Ricardo Sauz, a 35-year-old Latino, “confessed to causing the victim’s death,” according to a police statement.
Police said that Escobar ...
Macy Wrights Vallecillo, a 33-year-old black woman, was found dead Monday, Jan. 29, in the 19000 block of Keswick Street in Reseda, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Police were called about 11:28 a.m. to a storage shed that had been converted to a home and found an unconscious Vallecillo, who had suffered blunt force trauma, according to Los Angeles Police Det. John Doerbecker. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Doerbecker declined to say how Vallecillo had died but said that before the killing, she had gotten into an argument with her live-in boyfriend, Marcelino De Los Santos.
Coroner’s records show that Vallecillo suffered head trauma.
De Los Santos, a 51-year-old Latino, was charged with one count of murder in connection with Vallecillo’s death, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.
De Los Santos has a previous felony conviction, according to ...
Cristian Aldair Lainez, a 23-year-old Latino, was fatally shot Sunday, Nov. 26, in the 6700 block of Reseda Boulevard in Reseda, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Lainez and a male friend went to Melody’s Mexican Kitchen to buy food that afternoon, LAPD Valley Homicide Det. David Peteque said. The two men brought their food out to Lainez’s car, Peteque said, and while they were sitting in the parking lot, another car pulled in behind them.
A person got out of the newcomer’s car, walked up to the driver’s side of Lainez’s car and began shooting, Peteque said.
Lainez, who was sitting in the driver’s seat, was struck by gunfire. He was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 4:55 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
His friend was not injured, Peteque said.
Investigators think ...
Jesse Salazar, an 18-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Tuesday, Aug. 8, near Cantara Street and Chastain Avenue in Reseda, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Shortly before 2 a.m., Salazar was standing outside Cantara Street Elementary School when someone walked toward him and fired multiple rounds, Los Angeles Police Department officials said.
Salazar was pronounced dead at the scene at 2:05 a.m., according to coroner’s records.
The shooter’s face was covered, but investigators believe the attacker is a man, said LAPD Det. Steve Castro.
Anyone with information should call LAPD West Bureau homicide detectives at (818) 374-9550. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.
Daniel Esteban Pacheco, a 20-year-old Latino, died Tuesday, April 18, more than a week after he was shot in the 7300 block of Tampa Avenue in Reseda, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Pacheco was shot after getting into an argument at a house party about 10:30 p.m. April 9, according to Lt. Mike Kozak with the Valley homicide bureau.
Pacheco was taken to a hospital, where he remained in critical condition until April 18, when he was pronounced dead at 3:40 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
Police are following up with witnesses and trying to identify the suspect, Kozak said in an email. It was unclear what led to the dispute.
Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at (818) 374-9550. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.
Tricia Lynn Metropoulos, a 54-year-old white woman, was killed Saturday, Sept. 19, when she was struck in the head with a bat in the 18000 block of Victory Boulevard in Reseda, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.
The incident was triggered by a dispute between Metropoulos and her son's girlfriend, Los Angeles Police Sgt. James Harper told the L.A. Times.
The girlfriend, Cecelia Bonnie Sharkey, a 26-year-old white woman, was charged with capital murder on Sept. 22, with the special allegation that she laid in wait for Metropoulos and used a baseball bat as a deadly and dangerous weapon, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County district attorney's office.
Harper told The Times that at least three people witnessed Sharkey attack Metropoulos with a baseball bat.
Metropoulos was taken to Northridge Hospital Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead ...
Kevin Orellana, an 18-year-old white male, was stabbed to death Wednesday, April 24, in the 8100 block Vanalden Avenue in Reseda, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.
Orellana, an adult school student at West Valley Occupational Center in Woodland Hills, died from a stab wound he received in a fight just before 4 p.m. at Cleveland High School.
Orellana was playing handball when two males –- police say they are suspected gang members –- approached. Orellana got into an argument with one of the two, and it turned into a fight, when Orellana was punched.
As the two fought, the second suspect pulled out a pocket knife and stabbed Orellana, police said.
Orellana was not a gang member, police said.
Witnesses reported seeing Orellana’s two attackers escape in a waiting minivan driven by a young woman. Using social media and other methods, police tracked down the alleged attackers ...
Ted Frank Taffolla, a 30-year-old white man, was fatally stabbed Sunday, Sept. 2, in the 18300 block of Strathern Street in Reseda, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.
Ed Winter, spokesman for the coroner's office, said Taffolla was discovered by a passerby about 3:20 p.m.
Authorities were called and the victim was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead at 9:40 p.m.
Tafolla's preliminary coroner report indicates he sustained multiple stab wounds to the chest.
Anyone with information about the death of Ted Taffolla is asked to contact Dets. Price or Doerbecker at the Los Angeles Police Department at (877) 527-3247. Tipsters wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.