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Monday January 15th, 2018 :: 02:34 p.m. PST
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2rd UPDATE #LASD, Victims Identified in Palmdale Triple Homicide, 1100 blk of West Avenue N12


Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide detectives are continuing their investigation into the triple homicide that occurred in the 1100 block of West Avenue, Palmdale, on Sunday, January 13, 2018, at approximately 3:50 P.M.
 
The victims have been identified as 78-year-old Richard Gardner II, his wife 56-year-old Pepper Gardner, and 52-year-old Richard Gardner III.
 
Investigators are still processing the scene and following up on information related to a possible suspect on the case.  Suspect information is still unknown at this time.
 
No additional information is available at this time. 

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.  If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP on Google play or the Apple App Store or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org
 
 
Forwarded by:
Guillermina Saldaña, Deputy
Sheriff’s Information Bureau – Newsroom
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
Hall of Justice - First floor 
211 W. Temple St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-229-1700
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***** Original press release *****
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide Detectives are continuing their investigation into a triple murder which was discovered on Saturday, January 13, 2018, at approximately 3:50 P.M. at a residence in the 1100 block of West Avenue N-12, Palmdale.  Deputies went to the location at the request of a relative to check on the welfare of the residents.  During the check, the deputies discovered a male adult deceased inside the location.  Further investigation revealed two more victims, an additional male adult, and a female adult, in another room of the residence.  Both victims were deceased as well. 
 
Although the victims match the description of the persons who are known to reside at the location, a positive identification of the victims is pending.   
 
It appears the victims suffered some trauma to their bodies, but the exact cause of death will be determined by the coroner.  All three victims were pronounced dead at the location.      
 
There is no suspect information at this time.  
 
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP on Google Play or the App Store, or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org

Forwarded by:
Charles Moore, Deputy
Twitter: @LASDmoore
Sheriff’s Information Bureau – Newsroom
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
Hall of Justice - First floor
211 W. Temple St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-229-1700


Original Press Release Below
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Date:         Saturday, January 13, 2018
Time:         2:25 P.M.
Location:   1100 block of West Avenue N12, Lancaster
Victim:       Male White adult
Suspect:    Unknown
Unit:           LASD Homicide Bureau, Lieutenant Corina
 
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide detectives are responding to the 1100 block of West Avenue N12, Lancaster, to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of a man.
 
The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
 
There is no further information at this time, and the investigation is on-going.
 
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP on Google play or the App Store, or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org
 
 
Written by:
Guillermina Saldaña, Deputy
Sheriff’s Information Bureau – Newsroom
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department 
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