After 81-year-old Okay Ja Kim didn’t seem at a household operate in August, a involved relative traveled to her Woodland Hills house and located the lady useless.
Now, town of Los Angeles is providing a $50,000 reward for data resulting in the identification, arrest and prosecution of a suspect.
Kim was discovered on the ground of her bed room within the 20800 block of Martha Avenue, half hidden underneath her mattress, “semi charred, unconscious and never respiratory,” Los Angeles police mentioned.
She had reportedly been strangled and suffered “sharp and blunt power accidents,” police mentioned.
The house confirmed “in depth indicators of arson” and appeared to have been damaged into.
“I’ve labored a few years in murder and much more than that investigating violent crime, and I can actually say that in my complete profession I don’t assume I’ve ever seen such a mindless and brutal act of homicide,” LAPD Det. Sharon Kim mentioned Thursday at a information convention, KTLA-TV Channel 5 reported.
Investigators have no idea whether or not Kim had been adopted house earlier than she was killed, so they’re looking for extra surveillance footage and asking for the general public’s assist.
Clara Kim, the sufferer’s daughter, urged the group to behave.
“This might have been anybody’s household. This might have been your mother, this might have been your dad,” Kim mentioned, in accordance with KTLA.
“My mom is an individual who really gave extra on this life than she ever took,” she mentioned.
The sufferer lived alone after the dying of her husband final 12 months, KTLA reported.