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News Release

Monday, January 12, 2004

Media Relations

Detectives Investigate Triple Murder


Los Angeles: On Saturday, January 10, 2004, at about 1:30 p.m., Van Nuys Area patrol officers responded to a radio call of a "Death Investigation" in the 6600 block of Hayvenhurst Avenue in the Lake Balboa Area of Van Nuys. The officers met with a reporting person, who had discovered the bodies of the following persons inside an apartment at the above location.

The victims have been identified as 31 year-old Shane Wilson, 21 year-old Nicole Jones and 29 year-old Shelini Kashyap. All three bodies were found with apparent gunshot wounds.

The motive and the suspect(s) identity are unknown at this time.

Anyone with information regarding these incidents is urged to contact Robbery-Homicide Division at 213-485-2511. On weekends and during off-hours contact the 24 hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk, at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).

This news release was prepared by Public Information Officer Lucy Diaz, Media Relations Section, at 213-485-3586.