LONG BEACH (CBSLA.com) — Long Beach police Tuesday are asking for the public’s help in identifying a vehicle that they believe was connected to a murder of a 76-year-old woman in 2009.

Officials recently received a tip providing a description of a vehicle that was last seen near 15th Street and Peterson Avenue on Jan. 31, 2009.

(credit: Long Beach Police)

Stock photo. Not the actual suspect vehicle. (credit: Long Beach Police Department)

On that day, Leam Sovanasy’s family found her in her home in the 1400 block of Peterson Ave. suffering from multiple stab wounds to her upper torso. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Cambodian immigrant was the mother of seven children, grandmother of 20 and great-grandmother of six.

Anyone with information about the murder or the vehicle is urged to contact Long Beach Police Homicide Det. Teryl Hubert or Det. Mark Bigel at (568) 570-7244. Anonymous tips may be submitted by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or by texting TIPLA plus the tip to CRIMES (274637).


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