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Tuesday, August 10, 2021

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Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's South Bureau Homicide detectives are seeking the public's help in identifying a homicide suspect.

On Sunday, July 4, 2021, around 12:00 a.m., a 53-year-old South Los Angeles woman, Fatima Johnson, was discovered deceased inside her apartment at the 7600 block of South Western Avenue. Johnson's daughters came to the location due to not seeing or hearing from her for several days. They obtained a key from a family relative to enter the apartment when they discovered their mother's remains.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and pronounced Johnson deceased at the scene.

The suspect is outstanding, and the motive is unknown. The investigation is ongoing, and no suspects have been identified.

Anyone with information is asked to call South Bureau Homicide Division, Detectives Brian Smith or Pat Farmer at (323) 786-5113. During off-hours or on weekends, call the 77th Police Division Watch Commander at (323) 786-5067. 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 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 L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.

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