Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department’s Valley Bureau Homicide detectives announce the arrest of 51-year-old Libby Adame and 23-year-old Alicia Galaz.
On October 15, 2019, the victim a female adult had an outlaw buttocks augmentation procedure performed by two unlicensed providers in a non-medical facility. This cosmetic procedure involved injecting an uncontained, liquid silicone substance directly into the buttocks to make the buttocks look fuller. The consequence of injecting uncontained silicone into the body is that it can enter the blood stream and create embolisms which can result in serious illness or death.
The suspects fled the scene without identifying or informing the paramedics of the cosmetic procedure for proper lifesaving protocols to be initiated. As a result, the victim died in an emergency room with tending physicians unaware of the silicone injection.
Suspect Adame and Galaz are a mother and daughter team that performed these inherently unsafe, FDA unapproved, cosmetic buttocks augmentations. Neither are a licensed medical provider in California and their clients were recruited through Instagram.
On August 5, 2021, Valley Bureau homicide detectives arrested the two suspects in the 5700 block of Baldwin Avenue in the city of Riverside on a Murder 187 (a) PC Arrest Warrant.
Detectives are asking anyone who may be a victim or has additional information should contact Valley Bureau Homicide detectives at (818) 374-9550. 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 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.