Ximena Meza Memoral Fund is Up; Reward is Now $57,500 to Find 9-year-old's Killer

Categories: 2014 Homicides

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Ximena Meza "is with God right now because she is an angel," says her father, William.

UPDATE NO. 3, OCT. 24, 8:50 A.M.: Readers have asked if a fund has been established to contribute to Ximena Meza's funeral expenses. There is one now, thanks to the slain 9-year-old's aunt, and it has raised nearly $8,000 toward its $10,000 goal in less than a day.

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Alaina A'Lurede Murdered Her Husband and Later Committed Suicide, Police Now Believe

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Alaina A'Lurede murdered her husband Kevin and then took her own life, police now believe.
When the Weekly surmised the May deaths of a couple inside their La Habra home may have been the result of murder-suicide, a police spokeswoman strongly protested. Her department then issued a statement that indicated suicide could not be ruled out as the cause of death for both Alaina and Kevin A'Lurede. But that was before toxicology tests were completed, and with all the evidence now in, the La Habra Police Department now believes the 31-year-old wife shot and killed her 36-year-old husband with a small caliber handgun before she died of an overdose four days later.

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Shaun Eagleson Memorial Campaign Going Strong; Bicyclist's Alleged Murderer is Charged

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The late Shaun Eagleson with his now-grieving wife Sandra.

UPDATE, OCT. 22, 10:42 A.M.: A memorial campaign to raise money for funeral and burial expenses for slain bicyclist Shaun Eagleson raised $11,219 toward its $15,000 goal in its first 20 hours online.

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Transgender Activist Zoraida Reyes Was Choked to Death by Randy Lee Parkerson: Prosecutors

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Zoraida Reyes, R.I.P.

UPDATE, OCT. 9, 5:21 P.M.: Randy Lee Parkerson met transgender immigrant rights activist Zoraida "Ale" Reyes, choked her to death and kept her body in the trunk of his car before dumping the corpse behind a Dairy Queen, according to prosecutors.


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Kornell Randen King Held in Presumed Murder of Man by Beating in Anaheim

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Kornell Randen King
A 27-year-old man is being held for what is presumed to be the beating death of another man near the suspect's Anaheim apartment.

Kornell Randen King, who lives in an apartment complex in the 2100 block of West Crescent Avenue, is being held in lieu of $1 million bail after being booked on a murder charge at the Anaheim Police Department Temporary Detention Facility, according to Lt. Bob Dunn, the department spokesman.

Shortly before 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, three men contacted Anaheim Fire & Rescue about a man needing assistance in a water overflow area near the apartments, which are between Crescent and the southbound I-5 freeway.

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Natalie Rangel-Diaz and John Thomas Diaz Found Dead in Apparent Murder-Suicide

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The bodies were found in this home in the 700 block of South Morningstar Drive.

Friday was a wild one in Anaheim, where a man delivered his wife's baby in their car along the 91 freeway (with their three other kids inside), and one man was captured and a second was shot to death by police after the robbery of an electronics store. But it all started with the discovery of a murder-suicide involving a married couple with baby child in what appears to be a quiet Anaheim Hills neighborhood.

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Peter Elijah Azevedo Could Face Homicide Count in Fight Death of Ramon Castaneda

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The fight happened Sept. 5 in the 400 block of South Van Buren Street, Placentia.

A 28-year-old Placentia man pleaded not guilty Sept. 9 to assault and related charges that arose from a fight that injured a man four days before. But Peter Elijah Azevedo, who was due in court for another hearing today, may soon be fending off a homicide count as the 40-year-old victim died from his injuries Friday, according to prosecutors.

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Man in His 20s Shot Dead in Front of Anaheim Apartment in Possible Sunday Night Drive-by

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A scene like this did or did not happen in Anaheim last night.

A man in his 20s was shot to death in front of an Anaheim apartment Sunday night in what either was or was not a drive-by shooting, according to police.

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Emanuel Nunez Identified as Latest Suspected Gang Homicide Victim in Santa Ana: Update

Categories: 2014 Homicides

See the update at the end of this post identifying and providing a photo of the dead man.

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The body was found near the intersection of Harwood Place and Cedar Street last night.

ORIGINAL POST, SEPT. 10, 9:33 A.M.: A man in his 20s 30s became the latest suspected gang homicide victim in Santa Ana Tuesday night.

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Santa Anans Marcos Bahena and Edgar Ojeda Slayed Within 3 Days, 3 Miles of One Another

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A fatal stabbing happened early today in the 1200 block of South Hickory Street.

Two men were murdered within three days and three miles of one another in Santa Ana, according to police.

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