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Monday, September 15, 2008

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Suspects Arrested in West Los Angeles Murder Case

Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Detectives made two arrests in the West Los Angeles Murder.

On July 28, 2008, at 6:30 p.m., Pamela Fayed, a resident of Ventura County, was brutally murdered in a parking structure at 1875 Century Park East. West Los Angeles Division Detectives started the investigation and learned that Pamela Fayed and her husband, James Fayed, owned a company that was the focus of a Federal fraud investigation. James Fayed was subsequently arrested and held in federal custody pending the federal investigation.

As the case progressed, detectives assigned to Robbery-Homicide Division assumed investigative responsibility for the murder investigation.

Working closely with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Assistant United States Attorney's office, detectives obtained several leads that led to the arrest of Jose Luis Moya, 47, on Thursday, September 11, 2008.

This morning, Robbery Homicide Division detectives obtained a warrant and criminal filing for James Fayed for the murder of Pamela Fayed. This afternoon, James Fayed appeared in court of a Federal matter and detectives arrested him at that court appearance. Fayed will be transferred to the custody of the Los Angeles Police Department pending his arraignment for the murder charge.

Both the LAPD and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are continuing their investigations.

Anyone with information is urged to call LAPD's Robbery-Homicide Division, Detectives Salaam Abdul or Louis Zorrilla at 213-485-2129. Persons can also call the 24-hour hotline number, 1-877-LAWFULL (529-3855).