Thursday, October 20, 2022
Los Angeles Police Department
Operations Valley Bureau (Roll Call Room. Media will be escorted in. Please meet at the front steps.)
7870 Nollan Place
Panorama City, California 91402
Councilmember Bob Blumenfield, City of Los Angeles, Third District
LAPD Commander Craig Valenzuela, Operations Valley Bureau
LAPD Captain III Todd Hankel, Topanga Area
LAPD Lieutenant II Christopher Ruiz, Operations Valley Bureau Homicide
LAPD Detective III Steve Castro, Operations Valley Bureau Homicide
LAPD Detective II Sharon Kim, Operations Valley Bureau Homicide
Members of Victim Ok Ja Kim’s family
On Tuesday, August 2, 2022, 81-year-old Ok Ja Kim was discovered deceased at her Woodland Hills home by concerned family members who conducted a welfare check after she failed to show for a family function. The victim was brutally killed and set on fire during what appeared to be a home invasion robbery at her residence. Detectives are continuing to investigate the crime but have not been able to identify any leads.
The Los Angeles Police Department is requesting the public’s help in identifying the person(s) responsible for this murder. If you know who committed this crime or have any information about this murder, please contact the Los Angeles Police Department. All information will be kept strictly confidential.
For further information, please contact Los Angeles Police Department, Operations Valley Bureau Homicide Detective Sharon Kim at (818) 374-9550.