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Woman murdered in Atwater Village [updated]

Atwater Village —  Detectives are investigating the murder of a woman found dead in an apartment this morning, police said.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene in the 3900 block of Veselich Avenue after police were called at about 10:17 am, according to LAPD spokesman Drake Madison.

A man is a suspect in the killing, but Madison had no further details about the victim, suspect or potential motive.

It was the first murder in Atwater Village since September 2016, according to the L.A. Times Homicide Report.

Update on July 13: Man arrested in connection with Atwater Village killing

Update on July 11 @ 4:29 pm: KTLA is reporting that the victim, 66-year-old Constance Mangan, may have been killed following a fight with family members.

Update on Tuesday, July 11: The woman was stabbed multiple times, according to an LAPD spokeswoman. The Eastsider is seeking more information later today from homicide detectives.

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10 comments

  1. THANK YOU for keeping us updated. No other media seems to be covering this, and it’s extremely concerning considering I live in the same apartment complex. I’d really like to know if the police think the victim knew the suspect, or if they think it was a random attack.

    • We are trying to find out the same thing. We will keep you posted.

    • Got an email from Nextdoor posted by Lenning Davis who is the Senior Lead Officer of the LAPD. The woman’s son is in custody and being charged with her murder.

  2. There was, as of an hour ago, a KTLA camera van parked on the street. Don’t see any info on their website, however.

  3. 07/11 @ 0930; LAT is at least making mention online: “Detectives have identified a male suspect, but police do not have more information about the suspect or motive, Herrera said. The investigation is ongoing.” (Excerpt)

  4. Very sad for the woman who was killed and her family but apparently those nearby don’t need to worry about a random attack.

  5. I find it annoying that not one of the media outlets can get her name right. Her last name is ‘Mangam’.

    • Where is the media coverage now? Follow up on the facts instead of chasing headlines to fill the daily news cycle.

      • We have tried repeatedly to get information from detectives at the LAPD Northeast Division. They have so far declined. We will try again soon to see if they can confirm information.

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