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Tuesday December 8th, 2020 :: 03:28 p.m. PST

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*3rd UPDATE* #LASD Homicide Detectives Responded to a Death Investigation, 45000blk Century Circle, #Lancaster

Los Angeles County Sheriff Homicide Detectives are continuing their investigation into the death of a female black and a male black juvenile in the 45000 block of Century Circle in the City of Lancaster on Friday December 4, 2020 at approximately 7:50 A.M.

On December 8th, 2020, 34 year-old Maurice Taylor Sr was charged by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office with two counts of Murder for the murder of his 12 year-old son and 13 year-old daughter.  Additionally, he was charged with two counts of Child Endangerment on two additional children.    His bail was set at $4,200,000.   Due to Covid-19 procedures, Maurice Taylor Sr was not in court today and is set for arraignment on December 21, 2020.

The Deputy District Attorney declined to charge Maurice Taylor with the weapon enhancement in accordance with the new directive from the District Attorney’s Office. 

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 
 
 
Forwarded by:  
Deputy Trina Schrader  
Sheriff's Information Bureau 
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
211 West Temple Street
Los Angeles California 90012  
http://www.lasd.org    
213-229-1700  
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2ND UPDATE IS AS FOLLOWS:


Los Angeles County Sheriff Homicide Detectives are continuing their investigation to a death of a female black and a male black on the 45000 block of Century Circle in the City of Lancaster on Friday December 4, 2020 at approximately 7:50 A.M.

Detectives have arrested Maurice Taylor Sr. Male Black 34 years of age for the Murder of his 12 year old son and 13 year old daughter.

Suspect Taylor was booked at Lancaster station and is being held with a bail of 2 million dollars.

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
 
Forwarded by:
Eric Ortiz, 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
213-229-1700
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**UPDATED PRESS RELEASE IS AS FOLLOWS:


Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide detectives are continuing their investigation into the death of a female black and a male black possibly in their teenage years on the 45000 block of Century Circle, Lancaster on Friday, December 4, 2020 at approximately 7:50 A.M.

Detectives have learned that Los Angeles County Fire Personnel received a call at the location regarding a possible gas leak. Fire personnel responded and made entry into the location, at which time they saw a male and a female deceased inside the location. Fire personnel immediately called LA County Sheriff’s Department Lancaster Station deputies, which responded and secured the location.

Detectives have learned that the deceased male and female both appeared to be suffering from lacerations and stab wounds.
 
At the location there was also one male and one female adult, along with two other children who are currently being questioned by Homicide Investigators.
 
The relationship between the decedents and the four persons at the location is unknown at this time pending interviews with Homicide Investigators.

The investigation is ongoing and there is no additional information 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
 
Forwarded by:
Eric Ortiz, 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
213-229-1700
                                                                                                             
   
ORIGINAL PRESS RELEASE IS AS FOLLOWS: 
 
DATE:  Friday, December 4, 2020
                           
TIME:  7:51 A.M.
                              
LOCATION:  45000 blk of Century Cir, Lancaster  
 
VICTIM: 2 Victims 
 
SUSPECT:  Unknown
 
UNIT:  Homicide Bureau – Lieutenant Dean 
 
NARRATIVE:

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Homicide detectives are responding to the 45000 blk of Century Cir, Lancaster regarding the death of two victims. The incident occurred on Friday, December 4, 2020 at approximately 7:51 A.M.

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:
Eric Ortiz, 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
213-229-1700
                                                                                                             
   
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