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News Release

Monday, July 28, 2008

Media Relations

LAPD Detectives Investigate South LA Murder/Suicide

Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department detectives are investigating a murder/suicide that occurred in South Los Angeles.

On Sunday, July 27, 2008, at about 10:25 a.m., a man called 9-1-1 to report that he had killed his girlfriend in the 300 block of East Century Boulevard.

Officers from Southeast Area responded to a converted garage in the back of the location where they found Jacqueline Contreras, 20, on a bed with several stab wounds. The suspect, a 29-year-old male Hispanic was found hanging in the same room. The victim’s 4-year-old, and 18-month-old, were also found inside the converted garage and taken into protective custody.

Homicide detectives are investigating the incident, but have not determined the motive. The name of the suspect is being withheld until his family has been notified.

Anyone with information regarding this incident can contact South Bureau Homicide Detectives Kerri Potter or Mike Owens at 213-485-1383. After hours or on weekends, calls may be directed to 1-877-LAWFULL (529-3855). For more information, please call Media Relations Section at 213-485-3586.