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Friday August 2nd, 2019 :: 04:18 p.m. PDT

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*3rd UPD* #LASD Expands Search for Amanda Custer

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) Homicide Bureau investigators have expanded their search to include the area of Lytle Creek.  The suspect has great knowledge of this area as well as the Mount Baldy area.   

We are asking the community to remain vigilant and keep an eye out for Amanda Custer. 

Anyone in the area of Mount Baldy or Lytle Creek on Monday July 29, 2019, between 9:00 A.M. and 3:30 P.M., that observed Suspect Camou, Victim Custer and/or the Toyota Prius, are encouraged to contact Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau.

If you have any information on Amanda Custer’s whereabouts or any information about this incident, you are encouraged to call 323-890-5500, or ANONYMOUSLY at 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
 
Forwarded by:
Marvin Crowder, Deputy
Sheriff's Information Bureau 
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
211 West Temple Street,
Los Angeles California 90012
213-229-1700

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Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) Homicide Bureau investigators are asking for the public’s help in locating 31 year-old Amanda Kathleen Custer, whose whereabouts remain unknown after being taken against her will after a domestic violence incident that occurred on Monday, July 29, 2019, at approximately 8:15 A.M.  The domestic violence incident occurred between her and 27 year-old Suspect, Robert Anthony Camou.
 
Specifically, LASD Homicide Investigators are asking the community in and around Mount Baldy to remain vigilant in looking for Amanda Custer, as continued investigation revealed that Suspect Camou’s vehicle, a 2017 4-door, magnetic gray Toyota Prius (CA License Plate 8AOR167), was reported to have been last seen just shortly after the domestic violence incident on Monday, July 29, 2019, at about 9:00 A.M.  The vehicle travelled north on Padua Road in Claremont toward Mount Baldy. 
 
Anyone on or off road, in the area of Mount Baldy (Mount Baldy Road, Glendora Ridge Road, Glendora Mountain Road) on Monday July 29, 2019, between 9:00 A.M. and 3:30 P.M., that observed Suspect Camou, Victim Custer and/or the Toyota Prius, are encouraged to contact Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau.
 
In addition, LASD Homicide Investigators are aware of a video being circulated that depicts Suspect Camou rapping. Investigators are encouraging anyone present during the recording or saw Suspect Camou the evening of July 29th/30th, 2019, to please contact Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau.   
 
Suspect Camou currently remains held without bail on unrelated burglary and domestic violence charges.    
 
Although the extent of Victim Custer’s injuries are unknown, Homicide Detectives believe she may be in grave danger. Victim Custer is a White female, stands 5’08’’, weighs 140lbs and has brown hair and green eyes.
 
If you have any information on Amanda Custer’s whereabouts or any information about this incident, you are encouraged to call 323-890-5500, or ANONYMOUSLY at 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
 
Authored by:
Juanita Navarro-Suarez, Deputy
@LASDJuanita
Sheriff's Information Bureau 
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
211 West Temple Street,
Los Angeles California 90012
213-229-1700
 

1st Updated press release is as follows:
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Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau investigators continue to assist Monrovia Police Department with the kidnapping and domestic assault of Amanda Custer. The incident was reported Monday, July 29, 2019, at approximately 8:15 a.m., on the 600 block of Vaquero Road, Monrovia.

A wanted flyer with suspect Robert Anthony Camou’s photo and the vehicle we believe he was driving was distributed to the media, social media and local law enforcement agencies throughout Los Angeles County and San Bernardino County. This morning, July 30, 2019, at approximately 2:45 a.m., Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officers on patrol located suspect Camou’s 2017 gray Toyota Prius on Hill and 2nd Street in downtown Los Angeles.  

Officers made contact with the occupant that they believed to be kidnapping suspect Robert Camou. He was not compliant with officer’s commands and refused to exit the vehicle. Officers backed off believing they were dealing with a potential dangerous suspect. LAPD SWAT (Special Weapons and Tactics) was requested for the barricaded suspect.

LAPD SWAT officers responded and made numerous attempts for the occupant to exit the vehicle and cooperate. At about 7:45 a.m. they introduced a chemical agent into the vehicle. The occupant then exited the vehicle and was taken into custody.  He has since been identified as suspect Robert Camou.

Once he is medically treated for exposure to the chemical agent, he will be transported to a local sheriff station and booked for an unrelated no bail domestic violence warrant.

The suspect’s vehicle will be searched and processed by investigators.

We do not know where victim Amanda is, nor the status of her wellbeing and still need the public’s help.

If you see her, or have any information related to this incident, please call us at 323-890-5500, or ANONYMOUSLY at 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
 
Forwarded by:
Deputy Trina Schrader
Sheriff's Information Bureau 
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
211 West Temple Street,
Los Angeles California 90012
213-229-1700
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ORIGINAL PRESS RELEASE IS AS FOLLOWS (07/29/19):

DATE:   Monday, July 29, 2019     
                           
TIME:  8:15 AM
                              
LOCATION:  600 block of Vaquero Road, Monrovia                
 
VICTIM: Amanda Kathleen Custer, female White, 31 years old, 5’08’’, 140lbs, brown hair and green eyes.      
 
SUSPECT:  Robert Anthony Camou, male White, 27 years old, 6’00’’, 150lbs, Brown hair and Brown eyes.
 
Vehicle: Gray 2017 Toyota Prius (CA Plate 8AOR167)
 
UNIT:  Homicide Bureau – Lieutenant Hoglund
 
NARRATIVE:
 
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau Detectives are assisting Monrovia Police Department with a Kidnapping/ Domestic Violence investigation.  The incident occurred on Monday, July 29th, 2019, at approximately 8:15 a.m., on the 600 block of Vaquero Road, in the city of Monrovia.

Monrovia Police Department responded to the 600 block of Vaquero Road, in the city of Monrovia regarding a domestic violence incident. Upon their arrival they located evidence that there was an apparent assault that had occurred.  Investigators believe the victim was kidnapped and taken against her will in a 2017 gray Toyota Prius, CA License plate, “8AOR167”.

We are seeking the communities help in locating the above vehicle and/or suspect and victim.

The suspect, Robert Anthony Camou, is a male White, 27 years old, 6’00ft, 150lbs, Brown hair and Brown.

The victim is, Amanda Kathleen Custer, is a female White, 31 years old, 5’08, 140lbs, brown hair and green eyes.
     
The investigation is ongoing, and there is no additional information available at this time.

If anyone has any information regarding the above incident or the whereabouts of the victim, suspect or vehicle pictured they are 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




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Eric Ortiz, Deputy
Sheriff's Information Bureau
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
211 West Temple Street,
Los Angeles California 90012
213-229-1700
 
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