Suspect in Lily Burk Murder Arrested NA09201kr

July 26, 2009

News Conference

Monday, July 27, 2009 11:00 a.m.

Parker Center
150 North Los Angeles Street
Los Angeles  90012

Deputy Chief Sergio Diaz, Commanding Officer, Operations Central Bureau
Captain Darrell Russell, LAPD Central Area Commanding Officer    
Lieutenant Al Pasos, LAPD Central Detectives
Detective Robert Nelson, LAPD Central Detectives
Detective Thayer Lake, LAPD Central Detectives
Police Officer Brian Putnam, LAPD Central Detectives
Police Officer Sergio Carrero Ortiz, LAPD Central Detectives
Police Officer Miguel Dominguez, LAPD Mounted Unit
Police Officer Gary Copeland, LAPD Mounted Unit
Detectives will release information regarding the circumstances surrounding the events that led to the arrest of 50 year-old Charlie Samuel of Los Angeles, for the murder of 17 year-old, Lily Burk.  Samuel is being held without bail at the Metropolitan Jail.  

Burk’s body was discovered Saturday morning inside her vehicle near East 5th Street and Alameda Street.  She is believed to have been the victim of a botched robbery.