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LAPD Asking for Help Solving Furniture Store Employee Killing on La Brea

KNBC News reported the fatal stabbing of a young woman at the Croft Furniture store on La Brea Thursday afternoon.


LAPD detectives are asking the public to help police find the killer of a young woman who was fatally stabbed at a furniture store on La Brea Avenue Thursday afternoon. The woman was alone at the store, where she worked, when she was attacked. She was found by a customer, according to KNBC News.

Earlier today, at the request of LAPD, the Hancock Park Homeowners Association sent the following notice out to the neighborhood with more details on the crime, and a request for help from LAPD Wilshire Division Captain Sonia Monico:


Dear Residents and Surrounding Neighbors,

As many of you may have heard, Thursday afternoon January 13th, at approximately 2:00pm, a 24-year-old woman was killed at 326 North La Brea Avenue. The woman, identified by the Los Angeles Police Department at the scene as Brianna Kupfer, was a design consultant for Croft House Furniture store, the scene of the fatal assault.

The Kupfer was the sole employee inside the store, LAPD believes. On Friday, the LAPD said that detectives determined the suspect and the victim did not know each other, adding that the suspect was a “random walk in to the store.

“The suspect attacked the victim with a knife and fled the scene through the back door. The suspect was seen on security video casually walking down the back alley of the businesses.

“The suspect is described as a male Black, unknown age, tall, thin, wearing a dark hoody, sunglasses, a white N-95 mask, dark skinny jeans, dark shoes and carrying a dark back pack,” the LAPD wrote in a press release Friday. “Based on evidence discovered by detectives, the suspect is believed to be homeless.”

Captain Monico has asked that anyone with information or security camera footage that maybe related to this attack should contact:

West Bureau Homicide investigators at 213-382-9470; 877-LAPD-247 or Crime Stoppers at 800- 222-TIPS.

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Patricia Lombard
Patricia Lombard
Patricia Lombard is the publisher of the Larchmont Buzz. Patty lives with her family in Fremont Place. She has been active in neighborhood issues since moving here in 1989. Her pictorial history, "Larchmont" for Arcadia Press is available at Chevalier's Books.

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