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Friday December 14th, 2018 :: 06:21 p.m. PST

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*UPDATE* #LASD Homicide Detectives Make Arrests in the Death Investigation of female in the San Gabriel Mountains

On November 24, 2018, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide Investigators responded to the city of Azusa to investigate the death of a female that was found in a gulley, in the San Gabriel Mountains.
 
The female was later identified to be Johanna Lissette Mejia Gaytan.
 
During the course of the investigation, Homicide Detectives subsequently made 3 arrests for the murder of Johanna, and presented a felony murder filing to the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office on December 05, 2018 under Case #KA119684.
 
On December 1, 20 year old Christian Granados of Los Angeles, was arrested in connection with Johanna’s murder and on December 3, 20 year old Frediz Lopez of Los Angeles, was also arrested in connection with Johanna’s murder.
 
Both males have been charged with Murder, 187(a) P.C, and are being held without bail.
 
On December 6, Homicide Investigators presented this same case to the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Juvenile Office, for the arrest a 16 year old female of Compton, in connection with Johanna’s murder. She has also been charged with Murder, 187(a) P.C. and is being held without bail.
 
There is no additional information at this time.

Written by:
Morgan Arteaga, 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
213-229-1850

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ORIGINAL PRESS RELEASE

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide detectives are continuing their investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of a woman. She was found in a gulley in the San Gabriel Mountains, on Saturday, November 24, 2018, at approximately 12:15 P.M.
 
Detectives have learned that deputies from San Dimas Sheriff’s station responded to East Fork Road. The body was located approximately 1 mile east of Highway 39, in the unincorporated area of Los Angeles County in the San Gabriel Mountains.
 
The victim was discovered by a local resident who was on a walk and made the grisly discovery. Upon their arrival, deputies discovered a deceased woman lying in a culvert that is adjacent to a roadway turnout.
 
The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. She appeared to have suffered blunt force trauma.

There is no suspect description, nor any further information at this time.
 
The investigation is still 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.  Or if you wish to remain Anonymous, call “LA Crime Stoppers” by dialing 800-222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” mobile app for FREE or “P3 Mobile” for the hearing impaired, or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org

Written by:
Deputy Armando Viera Jr.
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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DATE:  Saturday, November 24, 2018
 
TIME:  1:15 P.M.
 
LOCATION:  East Fork Road, located in the San Gabriel Mountains, city of Azusa, Mile Marker 1.25
 
VICTIM:  Female Adult
 
SUSPECT(S):  Unknown
 
UNIT: Homicide Bureau Lieutenant Alfred
 
Narrative:
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Homicide Bureau Detectives are investigating the death of a female which occurred Saturday, November 24, 2018 at approximately 1:15 p.m. on mile marker 1.25 of East Fork Road, in the San Gabriel Mountains.
 
The investigation is ongoing and there is no further information 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
 
Written by:
Deputy Armando Viera Jr.
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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