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Body Found in Trunk of Burning Car

Body Found in Trunk of Burning Car

A body of a man was found in the trunk of a burning car Monday in Panorama City.

A call of a car fire near Terra Bella St. and Vena Ave. came in around 10:20 p.m. to the Los Angeles City fire department, said officials.

After firefighters responded and put out the burning car, they discovered the body of a man inside the trunk The burning car was an Audi A4.

The identity of the man wasn’t readily available, but officials said he appeared between 25 and 35 years old. The cause of his death is still under investigation. The coroner is working on identifying the man and his cause of death.

“We’ll have to wait for the coroner’s conclusion to find out, but the murder does show signs of gang or narcotics influence,” said Lt. Paul Vernon in an interview with CBS Los Angeles.

“The fire fully engulfed the passenger compartment, but never made it to the trunk,” Lt. Vernon said.

The death appears to be gang-related and homicide detectives have taken over the investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact the police.

If you need a car accident lawyer call The Accident Attorneys Group at 877-857-7720.

Source: CBS Los Angeles


Woman found shot dead in downtown Los Angeles

Woman found shot dead in downtown Los Angeles

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Homicide detectives are investigating the death of a 27-year-old woman. Detectives are asking for the public’s help in finding whoever fatally shot the 27-year-old woman inside a vehicle in downtown Los Angeles.

Officers discovered 27-year-old Sonia Soto slumped over the steering wheel of a vehicle in the 600 block of Santa Fe Avenue in Los Angeles late Friday night. She was found with a single gunshot wound according to a news release from the Los Angeles Police Department.

Soto was pronounced dead at the scene, officials said when paramedics with the Los Angeles Fire Department arrived. No other information about the scene or circumstances surrounding the shooting have been released. There are currently no leads on potential suspect(s) who could have committed the crime.

Investigators are working to determine if there was a motive for the crime, yet are asked for the public’s help Saturday for any information that could be helpful.

Anyone with information about the shooting are asked to contact the Los Angeles police Department at 877-527-3247, or leave an anonymous tip by calling Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

More information will be released once it is made available from the Los Angeles Police Department. A coroner’s report is also not yet available.

If you need a car accident lawyer call The Accident Attorneys Group at 877-857-7720.

Source: KTLA


Trial Commences in the Case Where a Teen Girl and Boyfriend Kill Her Parents

The Court Room

The Court Room (Photo credit: Bryan Bruchman)

In October 2011, then-15-year-old Cynthia Alvarez and her then-16-year-old boyfriend Giovanni Gallardo allegedly murdered Alvarez’s mother and stepfather, apparently over an argument regarding Gallardo.

Gloria Villalta, the 58-year-old mother of Alvarez was attacked by the two teenagers upon entering her Compton house. The couple then hid Villalta’s body until Jose Lara, Alvarez’s 51-year-old stepfather, entered the house and was attacked with a knife and a baseball bat.

The two bodies were buried separately. Villalta was found in a Santa Fe Springs vacant lot and Lara was discovered in Long Beach, in a lot near Jordan High School.

Opening statements begin today for Alvarez’s trial and Gallardo’s case will begin later. Despite them being underage at the time of the alleged murders, the two will be charged as adult criminals and can be convicted with life in prison.

It is always terrifying to hear of horrors like these, but they do happen. Despite what occurs, it is always helpful to remember that the law is working constantly to ensure that wrongdoers do not get away with their crimes.