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Friday November 2nd, 2018 :: 04:53 p.m. PDT

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2nd Update* #LASD Homicide Bur. Provides Names of 2 persons killed in Diamond Bar Fire & 3rd Person who lives in Home

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide Detectives are continuing their investigation into the suspicious house fire and the discovery of two badly burned bodies inside the residence on the 3600 block of Crooked Creek Drive, Diamond Bar.

Homicide Detectives have confirmed that three people live at the residence, Linda Venti female White 66 years, John Venti male White 75 years, and Ryan Venti male White 33 years of age.
   
Sheriff’s Arson Detectives are assisting with determining the origin and cause of the fire.  At this time it appears that the fire may have been intentionally set.  Due to the suspicious nature of the fire and the fact that Ryan Venti appears to missing and has not returned to the house, Detectives are actively looking for him, so that they can speak with him in an attempt at determining what occurred at the residence.  He is not a suspect at this time.

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), or texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or by using the website.

Forward by:
Joana Warren, Deputy
Sheriff’s Information Bureau – Newsroom
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
211 W. Temple St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-229-1700

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*1st Update*

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide Detectives are continuing their investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of a man and woman both between the ages of 65-70 years-of-age. The incident occurred at approximately 5:01 am, on Friday, November 02, 2018, on the 3600 block of Crooked Creek Drive, Diamond Bar.

Homicide detectives have learned that Walnut Station deputies responded to a residential fire while patrolling and noticed flames in the area. When deputies arrived, Los Angeles County Fire Department had extinguished the fire.  The LACFD Captain advised LASD personnel that during the search of the home and rendering it safe, two bodies along with a dog were found in the bottom bedroom of the house. It has not been verified if the two people deceased were related or if they died prior to the fire. It has not been determined how the fire was started.  

Detectives are obtaining a search warrant for the residence to search the house for potential evidence. It is believed that three people are known to live at the location. The third person who may be related to the two deceased was not home at the time of the fire.  Law Enforcement is canvassing the neighborhood in an attempt to locate the third person to determine his involvement.

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), or texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or by using the website.

Written by:
Grace Medrano, Deputy
Sheriff’s Information Bureau – Newsroom
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
211 W. Temple St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-229-1700


*Original Press Release*

DATE: 
Friday, November 2, 2018
                           
TIME:  5:01 A.M
                              
LOCATION:  3600 block of Crooked Creek Drive, Diamond Bar
 
VICTIM: Female Adult, Male Adult
 
SUSPECT:  Unknown
 
UNIT:  Homicide Bureau – Lieutenant Corina
 
NARRATIVE:

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Homicide detectives responded to investigate the death of a female, and male adult. The victims were discovered during a residential fire on Friday, November 2, 2018, at approximately 5:01 A.M. on the 3600 block of Crooked Creek Drive, Diamond Bar.


Both victims were pronounced dead at the scene.

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:
Grace Medrano, Deputy
Sheriff’s Information Bureau – Newsroom
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
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