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News Release

Thursday, August 19, 1999

Media Relations

West Valley Press Conference

LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT
PRESS RELEASE
Thursday, August 19, 1999

The Los Angeles Police Department has scheduled a press conference to announce the arrest of a suspect in connection with the February 1999, murder of Woodland Hills resident, Christopher Rawlings. Mr. Rawlings was killed in a traffic collision that occurred after he was followed to his home in the 20700 block of Quedo Drive in Woodland Hills, robbed at gunpoint, then placed in the trunk of his 1998 Bentley. Responding officers saw the suspects driving away from the Rawlings home and a vehicle pursuit ensued. The suspects crashed the car on Tampa Ave and Califa St and escaped on foot. The case received extensive news media coverage and was profiled on the America's Most Wanted television show.

The press conference will be held in the roll call room of the West Valley Community Police Station, located at 19020 Vanowen Street, Reseda, on Friday, August 20, 1999, at 11:00AM.

The contact person is Detective Rick Swanston, West Valley Homicide Unit, 818-756-8546.


For Release 5:00 pm PDT
August 19, 1999