On Saturday, February 28th, Olympic area officers responded to a death investigation on the corner of Norton and Wilshire where a woman was found dead on the bus bench. The victim was transported by the coroners office for further examination. The coroner ruled yesterday the deceased woman was in fact stabbed, and now they are investigating it as a homicide. The victim who is believed to have been homeless, was known to frequent Wilshire Blvd.
West Bureau Homicide Detectives are seeking assistance from the community. Anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area of Wilshire Bl and Norton Av on February 28, 2015 between the hours of 12:00 am and 9:00 am are encouraged to contact investigators.
Anyone with information this crime or victim, please contact West Bureau Homicide, Detective Rodriguez or Detective Masterson at 213-382-9470.
During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on “webtips” and follow the prompts.