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Sunday, September 9, 2007

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Woman Stabbed to Death

Los Angeles: On Saturday, September 8, 2007, at about 1:00 p.m., Sophia Broussard, 38, was stabbed to death inside her apartment. Her 5-year-old daughter was determined to be missing. An AMBER alert was initiated and an intensive search for her was conducted by the Los Angeles Police Department, Los Angeles County Sheriff's and the FBI. At about 10:15 p.m., she was located unharmed in Los Angeles County.

27-year-old Damiean Johnson, the boyfriend of Sophia Broussard, was found and arrested for her murder.

Anyone with information is asked to contact South Bureau Homicide Detectives Robert Lait and Stacy Szymkowiak, at 213-485-2418.During after hours and on weekends, call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk at 1-877-LAW-FULL (877-529-3855).