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News Release

Tuesday, November 27, 2001

Media Relations

Murder Suspect Being Sought


Press Conference

Wednesday, November 28, 2001
10:00 a.m.

Northeast Community Police Station
3353 San Fernando Road
Los Angeles

Los Angeles: Northeast detectives are investigating the murder of Margie Mendoza, a 26-year-old female Filipino, mother of three. Ms. Mendoza was shot to death on November 9, 2001, while seated in a vehicle driven by her boyfriend. The crime occurred in the 3100 block of Hollydale Drive in the Atwater community of Los Angeles. One suspect, identified as Eduardo Rodriguez, a local gang member, has been arrested and is being held at the Los Angeles County Jail with a bail set at one million dollars.

The second suspect, identified as Timothy McGhee, also a gang member, is currently outstanding and being sought by our Department. A warrant charging Timothy McGhee for murder has been issued. Timothy McGhee should be considered "Armed and Dangerous." Northeast detectives are soliciting the assistance from the public in locating Timothy McGhee.

Timothy McGhee's photograph and the family members of Ms. Mendoza will be available during the press conference.

Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of the suspect is requested to contact the Northeast Homicide Detectives at 323-847-4261 or during off-hours, call 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk at 1-877 LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).

This media advisory was prepared by Public Information Officer Jason Lee, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.