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Friday, December 20, 2019

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Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) and Federal Bureau Investigation (FBI) Task Force detectives have made an arrest in connection to a recent homicide.

On December 8, 2019 at about 11:40 a.m., officers from LAPD Hollenbeck Division, received a radio call of a Death Investigation at the 3900 block of North Van Horne Avenue in Los Angeles.

Upon arrival of officers, detectives were notified, assumed investigating responsibility, and investigation reveals that a murdered had occurred.

The victim was identified as Editha Deleon, 76-year-old, a female Hispanic from Los Angeles.

On December 18, 2019 at 9:35 p.m., LAPD and FBI Taskforce investigators arrested Timothy Chavira 56-year-old, a male Hispanic from Pasadena.

Chavira was booked for Murder 187 (a) PC with Bail Set at $ 2,000,000.00.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Central Bureau Homicide detectives at (323) 846-6556. 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 ww.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.

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