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Christine Insoon Kim, 52

Christine Insoon Kim, a 52-year-old Asian woman, was beaten to death Monday, Sept. 17, in the 1000 block of South Lucerne Boulevard in Mid-Wilshire, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

A resident discovered Kim in the early morning hours, said LAPD West Bureau homicide Det. Carranza. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Kim’s preliminary coroner's report indicates she suffered head trauma, apparent blunt and/or sharp force-type injuries, and a ligature mark around the neck.

Kim was a victim of a murder-suicide, said Carranza. She was killed by her ex-husband, who was living with her at the time. After he killed her, he then shot and killed himself.

Anyone with additional information about this incident is asked to contact Det. Carranza at (213) 382-9470. Tipsters wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

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