Woman’s Burned Body Found on Roadside

January 29, 2007

UPDATE: The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office has determined that Nicole Harvey died from a gunshot wound. It has been determined that she was dead prior to the fire. Nicole Harvey was last seen on Thursday evening, January 25, 2007, by her family.

Robbery-Homicide Division is asking for the public’s help. If anyone had seen Nicole Harvey shortly before this incident, please call Robbery Homicide Detectives, 213-485-2129.

Los Angeles: Police have identified the burned body of a woman found in Playa Del Rey last Friday as Nicole Harvey, 21, of Los Angeles.

On January 26, 2007, around 2:00 P.M., the Los Angeles Fire Department responded to a fire in the 8100 block of Tuscany Avenue, in Playa Del Rey. When fire fighters arrived they discovered Harvey’s partially burned body lying on the side of the road. She was pronounced dead at scene.

Detectives have no suspects in custody, nor is any motive known for the crime. The Los Angeles County Coroner will determine an exact cause of death. Autopsy results are expected this week.

Anyone with information is asked to call Robbery Homicide Detectives Brian Carr or Orlando Martinez, at 213-485-2129, during normal business hours. After hours and on weekends, phone the 24-hour Detective Information Desk at 1-877-LAW-FULL (1-877-529-3855). Callers may reamain anonymous.