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Wednesday, August 11, 1999

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Newton Homicide / Suicide

LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT
PRESS RELEASE
Wednesday, August 11 1999

On 8-10-99 at 11:30 PM, 37-year-old Carolyn Felton threw her 9-month-old daughter, Janaya, from the sixth story window of their apartment building located at the Ford Hotel, 1002 E. 7th Street, Los Angeles. The suspect then jumped out of the window herself. Neither the infant nor the suspect survived the fall.

At this time, the motive for the murder-suicide is unknown. Juvenile Division, Abused Child Unit, detectives are conducting the investigation.


For Release 5:00 pm PDT
August 11, 1999