The Homicide Report

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Category: Whittier

Whittier: Crystal Coronel, 19

January 5, 2010 | 10:45 pm

The location where Crystal Coronel was found dead. Credit: Google MapsCrystal Coronel, a 19-year-old Latina, was stabbed several times and died Monday, Dec. 21, in the 8200 block of Santa Fe Springs Road in Whittier, according to Los Angeles County coroner's officials.

Ed Winter, a spokesman for the coroner's office, said Coronel was discovered unresponsive by her apartment manager, who called police. She had been stabbed several times in her back, face and stomach, according to coroner's records.

-- Anthony Pesce

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Map: The location where Crystal Coronel was found dead. Credit: Google Maps


Unincorporated L.A. County: Kenneth Cabrera, 45

October 26, 2009 | 10:12 pm

The location where Kenneth Cabrera was shot. Credit: Google Maps Kenneth Cabrera, a 45-year-old Latino man, was shot and killed on Sunday, Oct. 25, in the 11200 block of Rivera Road in unincorporated Los Angeles County, authorities said.

Deputies responding to a report of gunshots found Cabrera lying wounded on a driveway, Los Angeles County Sheriff's officials said.

Cabrera was pronounced dead at the scene of the shooting, which occurred about 2:30 p.m.

Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.

—Kim Christensen

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Map: The location where Kenneth Cabrera was shot.

Credit: Google Maps


Whittier: Stephanie Almanzan, 21

October 14, 2009 | 10:38 am

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Stephanie Almanzan, a 21-year-old white woman, was found dead on Tuesday, Oct. 6, in the 13100 block of Firestone Boulevard in Whittier, authorities said.

Almanzan, of Whittier, was discovered about 12:30 a.m. after firefighters extinguished a blaze set inside a trash bin behind a furniture store in the 13100 block of Firestone, Whittier police said.

Almanzan_Vigil Almanzan’s hands and feet were tied with cord and her body was badly charred, said Officer Jason Zuhlke. Almanzan’s identity was confirmed Saturday through dental records.

Family members had suspected the body belonged to Almanzan. who had two tattoos that matched those on the victim.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Whittier Police Department at (562) 945-8250.

-- Corina Knoll

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Photos: The vigil for Stephanie Almanzan, a 21-year-old white woman who was found inside in a Whittier trash bin. Credit: Sarah Ardalani / Los Angeles Times



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