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May 7 - Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department UPDATE RHE Homicide Investigation

Post Date:05/07/2018 4:45 PM

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department - UPDATE RHE Homicide Investigation

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide detectives continue to investigate the murder of a Rancho Palos Verdes resident, who was found stabbed in her parked vehicle on May 3, 2018 in the parking structure at 501 Deep Valley Drive, Rolling Hills Estates.  Investigators are pursuing all possible leads, while the Sheriff’s Crime Lab continues to process and analyze physical evidence.  The investigation into a person of interest, detained last Friday morning, also continues.  He was transported to a suitable facility where he is receiving the appropriate level of care.  No one has been named a suspect at this point, and no arrests for the crime have been made.

This type of crime in our community is highly unusual.  We want to assure community members the peninsula enjoys low crime and is a safe place.  Some have expressed concern there was not an immediate lockdown of the area schools or surrounding shopping areas when the incident was first reported.  Responding deputies had no immediate workable information as to the description of a suspect, a vehicle, or a direction of travel.  Based upon the information we had at the time, an assessment was made regarding any immediate threat to public safety.  There was no indication the suspect was still in the area, or that there was a threat to the surrounding schools and businesses.  As the deputies canvassed the area for witnesses, this assessment continued.

As the investigation progresses, we still believe this to be an isolated incident.  In the event any credible threat to public safety is identified, the information will be shared with the community immediately.

The Sheriff’s Department is asking anyone with information to call LASD Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.

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