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LASD - Los Angeles County Sheriffs Dept Information Bureau (SIB)
Thursday May 16th, 2019 :: 11:53 a.m. PDT

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#LASD Seeking Public’s Help for any information in the May 2018 Murder of Susan Leeds, Rolling Hills Estates

* $25k Reward Offered * 

On May 3, 2018, Susan Leeds was found stabbed to death inside her vehicle on the 500 block of Deep Valley Road in Rolling Hills Estates.  The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors are offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect(s) responsible for the murder of Susan Leeds.  Detectives are seeking the public's assistance and are asking anyone with information to please contact the Sheriff's Department Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.  

Forwarded by:
Deputy Marvin Crowder
Sheriff's Information Bureau
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
Hall of Justice – First floor
211 West Temple Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012   
(213) 229-1850



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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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2nd UPDATED PRESS RELEASE:


Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau Detectives are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the stabbing death of a female adult.  The incident occurred on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at approximately 12:22 p.m., on the 500 block of Deep Valley Drive, Rolling Hills Estates.
 
Early in the investigation Detectives identified a person of interest. A photograph of the individual was placed on a flier and it was distributed to various news outlets.
 
This morning the person of interest was located at a local business, where he was detained. He was then arrested for an unrelated charge. The person of interest was transported to Lomita Station for booking for the unrelated charge. While in custody, Detectives interviewed him regarding the homicide.
 
In addition to the interview, a warrant was obtained in order to examine other physical evidence related to the person of interest.
 
Sufficient evidence was not developed in order to warrant an arrest of the person of interest for the homicide. The individual is still in custody for the unrelated charge.
 
Detectives are seeking the public’s help with any information that maybe related to the crime.
 
Forwarded by:
Armando Viera Jr., Deputy
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UPDATED PRESS RELEASE IS AS FOLLOWS:

**ATTACHED BULLETIN WITH PERSON OF INTEREST**


Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau Detectives are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the stabbing death of a woman.  The incident occurred on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at approximately 12:22 p.m., on the 500 block of Deep Valley Drive, Rolling Hills Estates.

Detectives have learned that deputies assigned to Lomita Station responded to the location regarding a fire rescue call.  Upon their arrival, they located the victim inside a car parked in the structure, with multiple stab wounds to her upper torso.

The victim, a female White in her 60’s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Detectives are looking at surveillance video and canvassing the area for witnesses. They believe the attached bulletin showing a person of interested, was near the location at the time of the incident and may have information related to the crime.    

There is no known motive for the crime or suspect information at this time.

The investigation is still ongoing.

Forwarded by:
Deputy Dangelo Robinson
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THE ORIGINAL PRESS RELEASE IS A FOLLOWS

DATE:  Thursday, May 03, 2018
 
TIME:  12:22 p.m.
 
LOCATION:  500 Block of Deep Valley Drive, Rolling Hills Estate
 
VICTIM: Female Adult
 
SUSPECT:  Unknown
 
UNIT:  Homicide Bureau – Lieutenant Moore
 
NARRATIVE: 
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Homicide detectives are responding to investigate the stabbing death of a woman. The incident occurred on Thursday, May 3, 2018, at approximately 12:22 p.m.on the 500 block of Deep Valley Drive, Rolling Hills Estate.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.                                          

There is no additional 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 Dangelo Robinson
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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