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Detectives search for killer who fatally stabbed mother of six in her Palmdale home [Updated]

March 28, 2011 |  1:28 pm

L.A. County sheriff’s detectives searched Monday for the person who stabbed a mother of six to death as her children slept in their Palmdale house.

Andrea Perry’s body was found Sunday morning by two of her teenage daughters inside their home in the 39000 block of Desert Holly Lane. The children ranged in age from 1 to 14. 

"Her face was just covered with a blanket," 14-year-old daughter Janaye Perry told KTLA. "When we uncovered the blanket, it was just a horrible sight."

[Updated, 4:45 p.m.: Detectives are seeking to interview the victim's boyfriend, Kenneth Roger Griffin, sheriff’s officials said.

Perry's older children told KTLA that Griffin was at their house when they went to bed Saturday night. They said he parks his car in the garage, and they never heard it pull out. Griffin told KTLA that he left at 11 p.m. Saturday.

“We've been interested in talking to him since we were told about him and learned he was allegedly with the victim the evening before she was discovered deceased,” said Lt. David Dolson. “We haven't yet spoken to him and are still in the process of doing that.

“He has been in contact with the media, but as of yet, has not made himself available to be interviewed by authorities."]

According to sheriff’s officials, relatives are now looking after the children.

Anyone with information about the crime is asked to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's homicide bureau at (323) 890-5500.


Kids find mother stabbed to death

-- Richard Winton

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