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Simi Valley Police Department
Monday July 18th, 2016 :: 08:49 a.m. PDT


Homicide in the 6200 Block of Anastasia Ave.

On Sunday afternoon at about 4:15 p.m. Simi Valley Police Officers were dispatched to a residence in the 6200 block of Anastasia Ave. to check the welfare of an unresponsive male subject inside the residence. On arrival the Officers were met by the reporting party who directed them to a bedroom where the partially covered body an obviously deceased male was located. In their assessment of the scene the Officers determined the circumstances were suspicious to the degree that Department Homicide Investigators were called to the scene.

During the course of the ensuing investigation it was determined that the subject, Salavatore Orefice (84 years) had been the victim of a gunshot wound. While at the scene, Mary Karacas (75 years) arrived. In the subsequent interview Karacas told investigators that she had shot Orefice, with whom she had a long standing relationship, during an altercation. Karacas was later booked at the Ventura County Main Jail for 187 P.C., Murder.

There are no outstanding suspects in this case, the first homicide in the City this year.

Simi Valley Police Department
3901 Alamo St
Simi Valley, CA 93063

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 805-583-6950

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