Dispute Leads to Murder NR13205cj

June 19, 2013

June 20, 2013      UPDATE

Detectives have released the identities of the three transient suspects connected with the fatal stabbing of 23-year-old Lynwood resident Christina Calderon on Hollywood Boulevard earlier this week.

The suspects have all been booked for murder and remain in custody, with bail set at $1 million each and arraignment expected today. The suspects are as follows:

27-year-old Dustin Kinnear
33-year-old Jason Wolstone
34-year-old Brian Widdows

Los Angeles:  Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) West Bureau homicide detectives have arrested three men who were responsible for the murder of a 23-year-old woman in Hollywood.

On Tuesday, June 18, 2013, around 8:30 p.m., LAPD Hollywood Area patrol officers responded to a stabbing call in the area of Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue.  When they arrived,  they discovered a female suffering from apparent stab wounds.  LAFD paramedics transported the victim, a 23-year-old female, to a local hospital where she died during surgery.

The detectives’ investigation revealed the victim was with a friend walking in the area when they saw three men who were holding signs and panhandling.  The victim and her friend took photos of the men with their cell phones as they were holding their signs.  A dispute ensued, and ultimately the victim was stabbed in the torso.  The suspects were described as three male whites in their late 20s to early 30s.

The suspects were located near the scene, arrested and are now in the custody of the West Bureau homicide detectives.  The identity of the victim is being withheld until her immediate family is notified.

Anyone with information is asked to contact LAPD West Bureau Homicide Detectives Dave Vinton or Jose Robledo at (213) 382-9470.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.”  Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.