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Sunday, June 10, 2012

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UPDATE
June 13, 2012


The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office has completed the autopsy of the remains of the body found in the black Cadillac SUV.  It was determined the cause of death was due to a gunshot wound.   The victim was identified as 32-year-old Steven John Simmons of Running Springs.  A motive for the murder has not been determined.

At this time, Robbery-Homicide Division is looking to speak with a person of interest named Jacob Anthonisen.

Detectives are asking anyone with information about this incident, and or the whereabouts of Jacob Anthonisen, to contact Detectives Frank Carrillo and Jay King, Robbery-Homicide Division at 213-486-6890.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7.  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.”  Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.


Los Angeles:
  Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) West Bureau Homicide Division Investigators are asking for the public’s help in their investigation of a body found in a vehicle in the Fairfax District near West Hollywood.

On June 9, 2012, around 11 a.m., in the area of Willoughby Avenue and Genesee Avenue, a pedestrian noticed what appeared to be a dead body in a Cadillac and called the police.  Officers responded and confirmed a deceased person in the vehicle.   Residents in the area noticed the vehicle had been in the same spot for the last few days.

The case is being investigated as a suspicious death at this time. Residents in the area noticed the vehicle had been in the same spot for the last few days.

Anyone with information on this case is urged to call West Bureau Homicide detectives at 213-382-9470.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7.  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.”  Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.

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