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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Media Relations

LAPD Seeks Help to Identify Murdered Jane Doe

Update
April 29, 2010

Two suspects who killed Darlene Robles on April 6, 2010 in Van Nuys have been arrested. Michael Gonzalez, 25-year-old, a resident of North Hollywood was arrested on April 16, 2010 at 11:30 a.m.  Alejandro Aguirre, 26-year-old, a resident of Sun Valley was arrested on April 26, 2010 at 11 a.m.  The District Attorney’s office filed murder and burglary charges.

Update

April 14, 2010

The Jane Doe has been identified as 17-year-old Darlene Robles, a resident of North Hollywood.  Van Nuys homicide detectives have released video footage containing two males and a female suspect who dropped off the victim at the hospital and left in a car. Images of three suspects were captured by surveillance camera and are available at www.lapdtv.org and detectives are asking for the public’s help to identify them.

Los Angeles
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Los Angeles Police Department Van Nuys homicide detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying a shooting victim who was dropped off at a hospital emergency room early Tuesday morning in Panorama City.

At around 5 a.m., an unidentified male and female dropped off the woman at the Kaiser Permanente Hospital in the 13600 block of Willard Street.  The victim is described as either Hispanic or of European descent, between 20-25 years of age, approximately 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighing about 140 pounds.  She was wearing a black sweatshirt and blue jeans and has “Destiney” tattooed on her chest.  Detectives said she was shot and then taken to the hospital in a private vehicle. She then died at the hospital a short time later.  

There is no suspect description, and the case is under investigation to determine the motive for the shooting.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is urged to contact Van Nuys Division homicide detectives at 818-374-0040.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls may be directed to 877-LAPD-24-7.  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).  Tipsters may also contact Crimestoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) using a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.”  Tipsters can also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.