$50,000 Reward Announcement for an Unsolved Murder in Woodland Hills NR22311jl

October 20, 2022

Woodland Hills: The City of Los Angeles is offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to the identity, arrest, and prosecution of the person(s) responsible for the murder of Ok Ja Kim, an 81-year-old female.

On Tuesday, August 2, 2022, around 7:41 p.m., officers from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Topanga Division responded to a radio call of an arson death investigation at a residence located in the 20800 block of Martha Street. When officers and Los Angeles Fire Department personnel arrived, they discovered the deceased victim burned in her bedroom, which showed extensive signs of arson.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics pronounced the victim dead at the scene.

The victim’s body was found by concerned family members after she failed to show up for a family function that evening. The subsequent investigation revealed the victim was brutally murdered, having suffered sharp and blunt force injuries, and strangled during a home invasion robbery sometime between the evening prior on August 1, 2022, to the horrific discovery the next day on August 2, 2022.

Homicide detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Valley Bureau request the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect(s) responsible for this crime. Anyone with additional information is urged to call Detective Sharon Kim, Valley Bureau Homicide at (818) 374-9550. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org and click on “Anonymous Web Tips” under the “Get Involved-Crime Stoppers” menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.