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Thursday, August 5, 1999

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Thomas Murder

LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT
PRESS RELEASE
Thursday, August 5, 1999

On August 3, 1999 at about 11:40 p.m., Van Nuys patrol officers were flagged down by Robert Carson, age 34. Carson requested a "welfare check" on his girlfriend, Lea Thomas, age 21, who he claimed he had not seen for several days. Officers went to Thomas's apartment and upon entering the apartment they found Thomas dead in the bedroom. It was determined that she died as a result of multiple stab wounds.

After questioning, Carson was arrested and booked. He is being held without bail at Los Angeles County Jail, Twin Towers. The case will be presented to the District Attorney on Friday August 6, 1999.

Press release made by Detective Stephen Fisk, Van Nuys, Operations Support Division, Homicide Unit. 818-756-8377


For Release 12:00 pm PDT
August 5, 1999