By Mary O’KEEFE
Los Angeles County Sheriff detectives have made an arrest in the murder of Arthur Palmer, 73, whose body was found in the garage of his home in the 3000 block of Frances Avenue.
Detectives are withholding the suspect’s name due to the continuing investigation; however, they describe him as a man in his 40s who does not live in the area but is known to have frequented Crescenta Valley.
Palmer’s body was discovered at about 1:30 p.m. on July 24, 2015 in the attached garage of his home after concerned neighbors contacted the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station requesting a welfare check. The neighbors had not seen the victim for an undetermined amount of time, said Deputy Navarro-Suarez, at the time of the discovery.
The cause of death was due to “multiple blunt force traumatic injuries,” according to Lt. Kelly Yagerliner, L.A. County Coroner’s Office.
Neighbors described the victim as a recluse.
“We are asking for the public’s help,” said Det. Dawn Retzlaff, LASD Homicide Unit.
The investigation is ongoing and Retzlaff is reaching out to the public for help with any information leading up to the discovery of Palmer’s body.
“Anything [suspicious] a week prior to July 24,” she said.
Specifically, detectives are looking for information regarding anyone was noticed near the property or in the neighborhood who would normally not be there, or any suspicious or unusual behavior in the neighborhood. Retzlaff added that a Crime Stoppers video would be released in the upcoming weeks that highlight information concerning the homicide. CVW will let readers know when that video is released.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the LASD Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. If preferred, information can be provided anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477 or texting the letters TIPLA plus the tip to 274637 or visit http//:lacrimestoppers.org.