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Arrest made in Granada Hills Murder NR19250ll

Los Angeles: On September 12, 2019, Homicide detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's (LAPD) Operations Valley Bureau served a series of search warrants in Simi Valley, Granada Hills, and Mission Hills in conjunction with the July 22, 2019, murder of 24-year-old Cheyenne Brown.
Brown had arrived home from work at the 16600 block of Chatsworth Street in Granada Hills, when she was gunned down next to her vehicle. Witnesses described a full-size truck fleeing the location after the shooting. Brown left behind a two-year-old daughter.

Detectives arrested 24-year-old Javier Flores at his residence on Jefferson Way in Simi Valley.
On September 16, 2019, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office filed murder charges on Flores. He is due to be arraigned in Superior Court.

Anyone with information is urged to call Detective Jay Haggis, Los Angeles Police Department, Operations Valley Bureau Homicide, at (818) 374-9550. 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 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 LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


Suspect who Murdered and Set Victim on Fire Wanted NR19249ti

Encino: The Los Angeles Police Department's Robbery-Homicide Division is seeking the public's help in identifying both the victim and the suspect of murder.

During the early morning hours of September 10, 2019, detectives assigned to Robbery-Homicide Division, Homicide Special Section were notified of a fire-related death investigation that occurred within the Los Angeles River Basin adjacent to 6400 Balboa Boulevard. A badly charred body had been placed in a shopping cart and left abandoned. In addition to the burned body, detectives were informed that Los Angeles City Fire Department personnel had responded earlier in the morning to a reported brush fire that was a short distance east of where the decedent's body was later recovered. The assigned Robbery Homicide Division investigative teams, along with Los Angeles City Fire Department Arson investigators created two independent crime scenes, both were within the large perimeter of Balboa Park.

On September 13, 2019, the decedent's remains were examined at the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner's Office. The results of which determined the decedent died as a result of homicide. The decedent's identity remains unknown and will remain identified as John Doe #225 until further.

It is not known if the victim was a transient, or if he came into the area for another reason and was murdered. This incident has no apparent connection to any other recent arson related incidents or homicides in the City.

Anyone with information, please contact Detective II Matthew Casalicchio, or Detective III Tim Marcia, Robbery-Homicide Division, Homicide Special Section, at (213) 486-6890. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to (323) 421-2577 or 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 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 LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.