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Alisha Johnson, 21

October 15, 2007 |  3:48 pm

Johnson_alisha_marie Alisha Johnson, 21, a white young woman, was strangled and found dead in an alley in the 8100 block of Vanscoy Avenue in North Hollywood on Wednesday, Oct. 10. Her boyfriend, Michael Lubrunda, 33, a Latino man, was later taken into custody on suspicion of murder. Johnson was pregnant. Anyone with more information on this case or what preceded it is asked to call LAPD North Hollywood Dets. Thomas Townsend and Timothy Kirkpatrick at (818) 623-4045.

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Alisha was a strong-willed young woman whose family members showed
and shared love. Alisha's mom was my wife's maid-of-honor and is a longtime friend, like sisters, since kindergarden. Alsiha, may you be at peace. May the Johnson family find peace.

Alisha was an awesome girl, I cant belive what happened. I am praying for her family, and am at peace knowing she is in heaven <3

I went to elementary school and middle school with Alisha Johnson. She was always nice and would do anything for a friend. My prayers go out to her amazing family.

Alisha is my cousin. We miss her terribly. It comes and goes. You forget it is real. Her smile remains strong along with her raspy voice. She had such a kind heart. Im sure she is strong in heaven as well. I cant wait to see her again. Please dont take for granted the time you should spend and love those around you. Please support the battered womens shelter or charities as Alisha did. Please always remember her. She is truly happy. We love you Alisha.

Alisha was one of my very best friends. I loved her very much and a day doesnt go by where I dont think about her. She had a lot of spunk and energy, she was always up for an adventure and always ready to snuggle...these are the things I loved most about her. A find such comfort knowing that she's in heaven, and even more comfort to know that I'll see her again, and we can take up right where we left of. I LOVE YOU FOREVER LEASH!

Alisha Was my best friend....for nearly all my life. I lived right next door to her for nearly 6 years with my grandma. She babysat for my brother Aric.
She tought me everything about life........she was like my sister. I remember whene she was babysittibg for my brother Aric, and he was eating lemons in her tree, but they were kinda dirty. She would clean him up, and bring him in the house.
She was always the one who would listen to you, and guid you.......whenever I tolled her the most odd and funny things that I wanted to do, she always said I could do it.
I remember going over to her house everyday after school. her younger sister was my best friend for a long time.
I remember seeing her a few monthes befor she died. I was down for a visit, from Yosemetie. I gave her a hug, and asked how she was doing...She was always so sweet to me, and always happy around me.
And she was at one time the one who realy inspired me to go to church, and now.....she has yet again. I will never forget her......and I know I will see her again.
To: Clay Johnson, I've always seen you as my father, and I still look up to you more than any other man .Audry, I miss you so much and I know I'll see you soon, You have always been like a little sister to me. Jericka, I have always looked to you as my guardian Angel, you have never let me down, and have always been there for me,and everyone else..........I love you so much and I hope to come down and see you soon....I'm so sorry I couldnt be there for the funeral.
Just to let you are in my Prayers, and you are my Family..... I love you all So much.............
Mason Meskell

I never knew Alisha personally. But her death was mourned by thousands of people, many of whom did not know her.

It is tragic deaths like these that should make you stop and ask yourself whether or not you are doing enough to prevent these kinds of murders.

Thank goodness for the men and women who serve in law enforcement who are bringing people like Alisha's killer to justice.

I pray that the Lord brings comfort to her and to all who knew her.

Does anyone know where she is buried? I would like to bring her flowers.


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