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Thursday, March 16, 2000

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Witness Information Leads to the Arrest of Murder Suspect

LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT
PRESS RELEASE
Wednesday, March 15, 2000



"Witness Information Leads to the Arrest of Murder Suspect"

Los Angeles - On Tuesday, March 14, 2000 at approximately 5:30 p.m., Southeast Homicide Detectives conducted an investigation into the death of an unidentified female Black, who was buried in a rear yard in the area of 111th street and Compton Avenue. The victim was subsequently identified as Yvonne Gilmore, a resident of Los Angeles.

On Wednesday, March 15th, 2000, Southeast Officers, acting on information supplied by a witness, conducted a follow up investigation to the 1500 block of 35th street and arrested Walter Dewey Price, a 38 year old male Black in connection with the murder. Price is also being held on a Homicide warrant that was issued in the state of Nevada.

The cause of death is still unknown pending a postmortem examination by the Los Angeles County Coroners Office.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is asked to notify Southeast Homicide Detectives at 323-789-1493 or 213-485-6929




For Release 11:00 am PST
March 16, 2000