Cassandra Marcella Olsen-Silagyi, 48
Cassandra Marcella Olsen-Silagyi, a 48-year-old black woman, was found dead Monday, May 4, in the 8700 block of Sepulveda Boulevard in Panorama City, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Olsen-Silagyi and a 58-year-old man had been sharing an apartment for about a month, authorities said.
Lately, the two had been arguing because the man had tried to evict her. On May 4, police received a call from a woman who said she believed someone was trying to dispose of a body at the apartment building.
Police went to the building and found the woman’s body, stuffed in a closet. Prosecutors said that Olsen-Silagyi had been dead since about May 1.
“What is interesting about this incident is that it started with a phone call to the front desk, and detectives had to put together the pieces of a puzzle to just find the body,” said Lt. Kathleen Burns of the LAPD Mission Division in a statement.
Police believe the arguments and eviction process led to the woman’s death.
On May 6, Mario Rene Villalobos, a 58-year-old Latino, was charged with murder, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.
Anyone with information can call LAPD’s Mission Division detective desk at (818) 838-9810. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.