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Karine Hakobyan, 38

Karine Hakobyan (2010-03-26)

Karine Hakobyan, a 38-year-old white woman, was fatally shot Friday, March 26, in the 5800 block of Lexington Avenue in Hollywood, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

On Friday night, Hakoybyan's 14-year-old daughter came home to an empty apartment. She got worried when her mother didn’t come home from work, so the girl walked down to the carport looking for her.

There, she found her mother's body slumped in her Honda CRV with a gunshot wound to the back of the head.

Eighteen months earlier, the same daughter arrived home from school and discovered her father and 8-year-old sister shot to death inside the family’s Hollywood apartment.

On Monday, a team of Los Angeles police detectives were trying to piece together the three killings, which occurred a few blocks from each other in Hollywood’s Little Armenia district.

Detectives believe the killings are connected but declined to provide more details.

-- Andrew Blankstein and Ching-Ching Ni

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