LOS ANGELES – Homicide detectives Tuesday sought the public’s help to generate clues in their investigation into the “suspicious” death of a woman at a residence in the south Los Angeles area.
Officers were sent to the 400 block of East 46th Street about 9:20 p.m. on May 13 on a “call for service,” according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
“Upon arrival, officers located the victim, later identified as 26- year-old Los Angeles resident Lesly Morales, who was being medically evaluated by Los Angeles Fire Department personnel,” the LAPD said in a statement.
“Morales was subsequently declared deceased at the scene,” police said. “The circumstances of Morales’ death were determined to be suspicious in nature.”
According to police, the Los Angeles County coroner’s office listed the “manner of death, as a homicide.” Other details regarding the death were not disclosed by authorities.
“Central Bureau Homicide detectives were notified about Morales’ death and assumed investigative responsibility,” the LAPD reported.
Anyone with information on the case was urged to call detectives at 213-486-8700. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 877-LAPD-247. Tipsters may also call Crime Stoppers at 800-222- TIPS, or use the website lacrimestoppers.org.