The case of a former Lomita restaurant owner who told sheriff’s detectives he bound his wife with duct tape, panicked when he found she was dead and “cooked” her body for four days to get rid of her remains has been given to a jury to deliberate.
A Lomita chef on trial for his wife’s murder told sheriff’s investigators that they couldn’t find his wife’s body because he had slow-cooked it for days in boiling water until little was left but her skull.
Police say they’ve solved a ring of home burglaries in the Rancho Palos Verdes area after they arrested four gang members they believe were responsible for the crimes.
An 18-year-old Lomita man and two 17-year-old friends were arrested Monday for smashing more than 30 windows on vehicles, businesses and homes in the Torrance and Lomita areas.
A man who jumped from a cliff in Rancho Palos Verdes while under the surveillance of sheriff’s detectives has pleaded not guilty in the murder of his wife.
Authorities say a parolee has been arrested on suspicion of killing his girlfriend’s 2-year-old son in Lomita.
Investigators ended their search at a California restaurant on Wednesday for the body of a missing woman whose husband jumped off a cliff days earlier upon learning he was a suspect in her disappearance.
Hours after reading a newspaper report that he is a suspect in his wife’s disappearance and likely homicide, a 47-year-old man leapt off a Southern California cliff.
A pair of minor earthquakes Saturday struck about 15 minutes and 35 miles apart in the Los Angeles basin.
A man was found dead early Friday morning after a mobile home fire in Lomita, authorities said.