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News Release

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Media Relations

Arson Used in Attempt to Cover Murder

Los Angeles: A 60-year-old woman was found stabbed to death inside her burned out apartment early Tuesday morning,

On January 9, 2007, at approximately 5:25 A.M., the Los Angeles City Fire Department responded to an apartment fire in the 1300 block of North Poinsettia Place.

After extinguishing the flames, fire fighters discovered the woman’s body inside. Investigators determined that the fire had been deliberately set.

Detectives believe the motive for the crime was domestic violence. The victim’s boyfriend, Makdon Michaelov, a male White, 51, has been arrested for Murder. The name of the woman is being withheld pending notification of her family.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is asked to call Hollywood Homicide Detectives, T. Small or L. Cameron, at 213-972-2967. On the weekends or during off-hours, the public can call the toll-free 24-hour anonymous tip line at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855). Callers may remain anonymous.