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Friday, August 6, 2021

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Homicide in Reseda NR21204ti

August 6, 2021 NR21204ti

UPDATE
On August 5, 2021 around 3:35 p.m., Anthony Duwayne Turner was arrested near the 8800 block of Airlane Avenue for 187(a)PC-Murder. His booking number is 6226557 and the bail is set at $2,000,000.00.



Reseda: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Valley Bureau Homicide are seeking the public's assistance in identifying a suspect responsible for the murder of 48-year-old Michelle Avan.

On August 5, 2021 around 7:00 a.m., West Valley Patrol officers responded to a death investigation near the 19300 block of Covello Street. Family members became concerned when they could not contact Avan. A family member made the discovery and notified police and paramedics.

Upon arrival, Officers located a female inside the residence, unresponsive. Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics were summoned and pronounced death.

Valley Bureau Homicide Detectives responded, and an investigation is underway. The exact cause of death is unknown; however, the victim appeared to have suffered trauma to her face.

Anyone with additional information is urged to call the Los Angeles Police Department, Valley Bureau Homicide, at (818) 374-9550. 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 L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to . 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 L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.

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