Frances Avenue Murder Investigation Continues


The homicide investigation continues into the death of Arthur Palmer, 73, of La Crescenta.

The victim’s body was found on July 24 at about 1:30 p.m. in the attached garage of his home.

The cause of death was “multiple blunt force traumatic injuries,” said Lt. Kelly Yagerliner, Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office.

Deputies responded to the home in the 3000 block of Frances Avenue after neighbors called requesting a welfare check.

Palmer has been described as a recluse and neighbors had not seen him for an “underdetermined” amount of time, said Dep. Navarro-Suarez.

Detectives from the L.A. Sheriff’s Dept. Homicide Bureau are not releasing much information concerning the murder as they continue the investigation.

They are asking for the public’s help in creating a timeline.

“If anyone saw anything out of the ordinary [like] someone stopped in front of the residence the day of or a couple of days prior [to July 24], they can [let LASD know],” said Lt. Coleman, LASD Homicide Bureau.

They would also like to speak to anyone who saw the victim days prior to the discovery of his body.

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 your tip to 274637 or by using the website