LAPD Central Bureau Homicide Detectives Arrest Suspect in Woman’s Murder NR24071dc

February 21, 2024

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department’s Central Bureau Homicide detectives announce the arrest of the suspect responsible for the murder of Maleesa Mooney.

On September 12, 2023, around 4:00 p.m., LAPD Central Area officers responded to a radio call of a welfare check in the 200 block of Figueroa Street. Officers searched the residence and located Maleesa Mooney deceased inside. She was a 31-year-old resident of Los Angeles.

A news release for the incident may be located at the following link:

Detectives identified Magnus Daniel Humphrey, a 41-year-old resident of Hopkins, Minnesota as the suspect responsible. Humphrey was arrested at his home in Minnesota on an unrelated
federal warrant. Humphrey is on federal probation for narcotics offenses.

The Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office filed murder charges against Humphrey. Humphrey waived extradition and will be transported back to Los Angeles to face charges.

Anyone with additional information regarding this case can call Detective Pierce or Detective Marcinek, Los Angeles Police Department, Central Bureau Homicide, at (213) 486-8700. 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 Lastly, tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.