$75,000 Reward Offer for Two Murder Victims

February 23, 2009

News conference to announce a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of two homicide victims in Hollywood area.

February 24, 2009
1:00 p.m.

Parker Center (in front of PAB)
150 N. Los Angeles Street
Los Angeles, CA  90013

Councilmember Eric Garcetti, Council District 13  
Commander Patrick Gannon, Assistant Commanding Officer, Detective Bureau
Captain Denis Cremins, Robbery Homicide Division
Captain Beatrice Girmala, Hollywood Division
Robbery Homicide Detectives
Councilmember Garcetti’s office will issue a reward offering up to $75,000 for information leading to the arrest of the suspects who murdered Lusine Safaryan and Khachik Safaryan.

On December 11, 2008, Officers responded to 1200 block of Tamarind Ave at approximately 3:15 p.m. in reference to what appears to be a double homicide.  The victims have been identified as 8 year old Lusine Safaryan and her father, Khachik Safaryan age 43.  A 15 year old family member discovered the bodies and called 911.

The incident is believed to have occurred on December 11, 2008, between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 8:00 a.m.
Photos of the victims will be on display.

The Los Angeles Police Department is requesting the public’s help in identifying the person(s) responsible for this vicious crime.