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News Release

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

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Detectives Investigate a Case of Murder/Suicide in Olympic Division NR12477SF

Los Angeles:  On Sunday, October 15, 2012, at 12:21 p.m., Olympic Area Patrol Officers responded to a radio call of, "Ambulance Death Investigation," in the 500 block of South Saint Andrews Place.  When they arrived, they found a 37-year-old man, a 37-year-old female, and a small dog, dead inside an apartment.  Both adults and the dog died as a result of gunshot wounds.

The motive for this case is unknown and the incident appears to be a murder/suicide. The names of the individuals have not been released as notifications to family members are still being made.

The case is being investigated by West Bureau Homicide Detectives.  Anyone with information regarding this incident should call 213-382-9470.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247).  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).  Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.