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News Release

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Media Relations

Car Thief Crashes and Flees

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department is seeking the public's help in finding a Hit and Run suspect who was driving a stolen car, crashed and killed a woman.

On December 19, 2006, at approximately 8:10 P.M., Cindy Ziegler, 34, was travelling with her mother and a friend northbound Normandie Avenue. She made a left turn at Adams Boulevard when a blue Ford Explorer crashed into the right rear area of her car.

Cindy's mother, Cynthia Zeigler, 52, was taken to a local hospital were she died a short time later. The other passenger was taken to a local hospital with minor injuries.

Detectives' investigation revealed that Cindy Ziegler was driving under the influence of alcohol. She was arrested and booked for 192(c)(3) PC-Vehicular Manslaughter.

The Ford was abandoned at the scene. The driver of the Ford was described as a 25-year-old, male Black about 6'1".

The owner of the Ford had reported his car stolen the day before the crash and he believes that a person of interest, King Solomon, took the keys to his car without permission. Mr Solomon is wanted for questioning regarding the Felony Hit and Run and the stolen car.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact South Traffic Detective, Rodney Jones at 323-290-6063. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).