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LASD - Lomita Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff
Thursday May 10th, 2018 :: 02:37 p.m. PDT
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Anyone w/ Information Regarding the Rolling Hills Stabbing Victim on May 3, 2018 at the Mall, Please Call Detectives

**Attached Photo of Victim on Day of Occurrence**

Detectives from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) Homicide Bureau are continuing their investigation into the death of a female adult which occurred on May 03, 2018, in the 500 block of Deep Valley Drive, Rolling Hills Estates.

On May 04, 2018, a male adult was detained in regards to this case.  He was arrested for an unrelated charge.  He was labeled, at the time, as a “person of interest.”  The investigation into that individual’s actions and whereabouts during the course of this crime has been thoroughly scrutinized.  Based on surveillance video and current known evidence, the male is no longer being considered a person of interest, unless additional information or evidence comes to light.    

As this investigation progresses, we continue to seek the public’s assistance.  The victim was captured on video surveillance prior to the attack and investigators are providing a still capture of the footage in an effort to help potential witnesses who may have seen the victim on the day of the incident.  She is described as a female Caucasian, approximately 5-02, 140 pounds, wearing a blue short sleeved shirt, black workout type pants and pink shoes with white soles. 

We are encouraging anyone who’s seen anything out of the ordinary, suspicious activity, or persons inside of the parking structure on May 03, 2018, between the hours of 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., to call the Sheriff’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, or “P3 Mobile” for the hearing impaired, on Google Play or the App Store, or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org

Detectives are actively following multiple leads and will investigate all facets of this incident as they continue their investigation. 

Lomita Station personnel are continuing their efforts to provide resources to the community, as well as working with community members and city officials to enhance public safety and awareness.  The LASD will work to keep the public informed as the investigation moves forward.            

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 IS AS FOLLOWS:

On May 3, 2018, the tragic murder of a resident in your community occurred.  Lomita Station personnel, Homicide detectives along with support staff responded in order to investigate this crime.  Several biological and physical pieces of evidence from the crime scene were collected and are being processed. 
 
During the preliminary stages of the investigation, a person of interest was developed.  That individual’s photo was placed on a flyer and distributed to various news outlets via the Sheriff’s Information Bureau.  Yesterday (May 4, 2018), the person of interest was located with the help of community members. 
 
The person of interest was detained by law enforcement personnel and was subsequently arrested for an unrelated charge.  He was booked at Lomita Sheriff’s Station for the unrelated charge.   While in custody, the person of interest was interviewed by homicide detectives regarding the murder.  Pursuant to a warrant, the personal property of the person of interest was processed for any potential physical evidence.    
 
At the time of the interview, sufficient evidence was not present in order to warrant an arrest of the person of interest for the murder.  The examination of evidence obtained from him is on-going and he remains a person of interest. 
 
Additionally, detectives are currently following up on several dozen leads which were developed through the investigation or provided to detectives by community members.  A public announcement of specific evidence collected or relevant information developed will be disseminated to the public when appropriate and beneficial to aid in a successful investigative outcome.  Premature exposure of unverified, unconfirmed, or non-collaborated information can be extremely detrimental to the overall success of the investigation. 
 
Although this crime was violent in nature, and the motive remains unknown, the Peninsula remains one of the safest communities in the county of Los Angeles with the crime rate ranked as one of the lowest for areas policed by the Sheriff’s Department. However, it is imperative that community members remain vigilant and notify law enforcement of any observed suspicious activity.  
 
Detectives look forward to working with community members to find the perpetrator of this heinous crime and ensure justice for the victim and her family.  Please keep the family members directly affected by this event in your thoughts. 
 
Please contact the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500 with any information related to this crime.     

For original details of the incident use the following facebook link:
https://www.facebook.com/LosAngelesCountySheriffsDepartment/posts/2186817428011825

Forwarded by: 
Armando Viera Jr., Deputy 
 

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26123 Narbonne Ave
Lomita, CA 90717

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