Two homicides that occurred within less than one week of each other claimed the lives of a 29-year-old woman in Venice and a 20-year-old man in the Del Rey area, police said.
Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Pacific Community Police Station detective Joe Lumbreras said police were called to the 900 block of Garfield Avenue in Venice at 3 p.m. Saturday, September 24th, where a woman was found dead in her apartment.
The woman was identified by the Los Angeles County Coroner as Jocelyn Nicole Juriansz, 29, of Venice.
An autopsy was performed Monday, September 26th, and the cause of death was listed as multiple stab wounds, according to a coroner’s office spokesman.
Police are also investigating a possible gang-related shooting incident in which a 20-year-old Culver City man was killed.
Pacific Community police were called to the 12800 block of Gilmore Avenue in the Del Rey area at 9 p.m. Thursday, September 29th, where a shooting had just occurred.
The victim was seated inside his vehicle and talking to the suspect on the sidewalk, when the suspect allegedly walked up to the vehicle and shot the victim several times, Lumbreras said.
The suspect, described as a man approximately 20 years old, fled on foot.
The victim, identified by the County Coroner as Todd Christopher Siegal, was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead, Lumbreras said.
The body of Juriansz was found in her apartment bedroom by two of her friends, who called police, Lumbreras said.
Police said Juriansz’s boyfriend, who died Friday, September 30th, is considered a “person of interest,” in her death.
The boyfriend, 22, of Los Angeles, died after being on life support for nearly a week following a vehicle accident September 24th in the Westlake Village area, police said.
Lumbreras said the boyfriend allegedly drove his vehicle “at a high rate of speed” and crashed into a cement wall of a church in Westlake Village.