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Update: Roommate Charged in Suspicious West LB Death

Updated: Jun 9



Update:

A Long Beach resident has been charged with murdering and sexually assaulting his 69-year old roommate, says police.

  • Kerry Johnson, age 69, a Long Beach resident was taken into custody at the scene of the crime shortly after the incident occurred on June 3.

  • According to investigators, the victim suffered a sexual assault and "major trauma" to the victim's upper body, resulting in death.

  • Johnson is facing one count of murder and one count of a felony sexual assault and is currently being held without bail at the Twin Towers Correctional Facility in Los Angeles.



Previously reported:

The LBPD is investigating the death of a 66-year-old West Long Beach resident who they say died of "suspicious circumstances".


Details:

Little is known about the case but according to the police, on Wednesday night, at approximately 10:40 p.m. police officers were sent off to the 1800 block West 25th St in the Westside, joining Long Beach firefighters for a "medical emergency".

  • The victim, who only been described by police, as a 66-year-old female resident of Long Beach, was pronounced dead at the scene.

  • The victim’s identity is being withheld until next of kin is notified

  • The cause of death will be determined by the L.A County Medical Examiner-Coroner.

  • L.B.P.D homicide detectives are investigating.