Homicide Detectives Need Public’s Help

August 7, 2003

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department’s West Los Angeles Area Homicide Detectives are investigating the murder of 20 year-old Zaw Htet, who was discovered stabbed to death on July 10, 2003, at about 11:15 p.m., in the alley behind Corning Street and Pico Boulevard. Htet was from Myanmar and was attending Santa Monica City College on a student visa.
The detectives are attempting to locate John Aye Ko, also from Myanmar, as a person of interest. Ko is described as a 28-32 year old male, 5’ 7", about 135 lbs., with black hair and brown eyes. Ko may be driving a light colored Toyota Camry. He may also be traveling with his pregnant wife, Mona, described as a 30-40 year old female Indian. She is about 5’ 0" to 5’ 4" tall with long dark hair.
Anyone with information is asked to call the West Los Angeles Area Homicide Detectives at 310-575-8917. During off-hours and on weekends, call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk, 1-877-LAWFULL, 1-877-529-3855.
This press release was prepared by Public Information Officer Jason Lee, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.