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    Coroner Says Dead Body In Valencia Yet To Be Identified, Investigated

    A backup in Coroner’s Office investigation left a possible murder victim at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital more than five days after the death, according to a coroner with the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office.

    Man Dies After Being Found With Throat Slit In Valencia Warehouse

    Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies responded Thursday to a report of a suspicious death in a warehouse bathroom at the Valencia Industrial Center around 11:25 a.m., officials said Thursday. A man was found with his throat slit inside the restroom of a business on the 24900 block of Avenue Kearny in Valencia, according to Sheriff’s Station officials. Deputies and Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau detectives were on scene Thursday afternoon, in front of Platinum Pets and Exclusive Powder Coating, two businesses operating in the warehouse where the body was found.

    Santa Clarita Valley Rape, Murder Cases Have Court Dates Wednesday

    Two murder cases with Santa Clarita Valley ties were in the courts Wednesday, as was a convicted murderer being tried for rape.

    Santa Clarita Valley Murder Suspect Has Trial Delayed

    A Santa Clarita Valley murder suspect from Canyon Country is expected to have a hearing Sept. 2 regarding allegations he shot his father in the home they shared

    Murderer Gets 40-Year Sentence In 2013 Acton Shooting

    A Santa Clarita Valley man received a 40-year sentence Friday for the second-degree murder of Christopher Demyen, as several family members provided tearful testimony Friday at his killer’s sentencing in Lancaster.Scott Shipley, 57, of Acton, was found guilty back in April, after a brief trial. “I think that the verdict reached by the jury was the correct and just verdict and the sentence that the defendant received was just,” said Tom Trainor, deputy district attorney for Los Angeles County. "While no sentence can ever bring Demyen back to his family, this can hopefully provide them with some finality in this chapter of their life."

    Gorman Body ID'ed, Renews Santa Clarita Valley Murder Investigation

    While coroners are still working to determine the cause of death, a Los Angeles man believed to have been murdered and then dumped in Gorman was identified by Sheriff’s Department officials Monday. Homicide detectives are still investigating the situation as a murder. Ricardo Lopez, 32, of Los Angeles, is believed to have been shot in the head, perhaps as many as three years before fragments of his skeleton were identified July 15. Lopez, who lived in an area of Los Angeles known as Athens, near Imperial Boulevard and Vermont Avenue, was found with what detectives suspect was a gunshot in his skull.

    Coroner IDs Murder Victim In Gorman, Seeks Family Members

    Officials with the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office have been trying to find the family of a man whose remains were found March 15 in a Gorman drainage ditch.


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    On July 15, officials identified the remains of a body found four months earlier in the wake of the Pine Fire.

    UPDATE: Trial To Start In September For Alleged Gang Members In 2011 Killing

    A pretrial hearing is underway Monday in the trial of three then-teens accused of fatally shooting man in an alleged robbery that turned deadly on Halloween 2011. The “Halloween trio,” Diamonte Jerome McGhee, 20, Branden Trevaughn Higgs, 19, and Eric Michael Edwards, 20, were all under 18 when they initially were arrested on charges they were involved in the death of Alex Sanchez and wounded Ricardo Sandoval during a robbery gone awry Oct. 21, 2011. The pretrial hearing today was expected to review motions for the case, which could start trial next week.

    Alleged 2012 Santa Clarita Street Racing Murder Could See Trial In September

    Two Santa Clarita men accused in an alleged street racing death on Sand Canyon Road in Canyon Country could see trial in September, officials said

    Kim Goldman Discusses O.J. Simpson Trial, Grief And Coping In New Book

    A new e-book, “Can’t Forgive: My Twenty-Year Battle with O.J. Simpson,” details how Kim Goldman, of Santa Clarita, handles grief in the aftermath of her brother’s violent murder. Simpson, a former NFL and film star, was acquitted of murdering Nicole Brown Simpson and Kim’s brother, Ronald Goldman, in 1995, then found liable for the deaths in a civil trial in 1997. “I think people talk about forgiveness as part of the grieving process because they don’t understand what you go through,” Goldman said, discussing the title. “For me, there really is no opportunity to forgive -- he stabbed my brother to death -- it’s just not possible for me.”