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News Release
Monday, June 30, 2008
Media Relations
   
   
Serial Murder Cold Case Cracked

Los Angeles:  Los Angeles Police Department detectives solved an old serial murder case.

The Robbery-Homicide Division’s (RHD) Detectives, obtained a warrant for the arrest of Michael Hubert Hughes, 51-years-old, charging four counts of murder with additional charges relating to sexual assault of the four female victims.  

The series of crimes occurred between 1986 and 1993.  Three occurred in the City of Los Angeles and one in the City of Inglewood.

RHD detectives investigating the murders determined that Hughes who is serving a life sentence in a California State Prison for similar murder convictions was responsible for the additional four cases charged today.   RHD detectives have assumed the responsibility for the Inglewood Police Department case due to the overwhelming similarities and forensic connections.

Detectives have also received inquiries from additional agencies in Southern California with similar unsolved cases from the era Hughes was not in custody.

Detectives are in the process of locating and notifying family members of the victims and until notification is completed the victims’ identities will not be released.

Anyone with information is asked to call Robbery-Homicide detectives at 213-485-2155.  After hours or on weekends, call the 24-hour toll free number at 1-877-LAWFULL (529-3855).

     
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