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Police Investigating Deaths of 2 Women Found in Downtown LA

Police Investigating Deaths of 2 Women Found in Downtown LA

Police tape in Los Angeles on Dec. 13, 2018. (John Fredricks/The Epoch Times)

City News Service

City News Service

9/18/2023

Updated: 9/18/2023

LOS ANGELES—Police are investigating the deaths on Sept. 18 of two women who were found in their downtown Los Angeles apartments less than a mile from each other and two days apart.
Maleesa Mooney was found dead in her apartment in the 200 block of South Figueroa Street on Sept. 12 Police told Fox 11 that s. Mooney, 31, was murdered.
Nichole Coats was found dead inside her apartment in the 700 block of Grand Avenue on Sept. 10. Police were conducting a welfare check on Ms. Coats, 32, at around 10 a.m., but no one responded at her apartment. About two hours later, police were called and someone reported finding a body at the home.
The causes of death for Ms. Mooney and Ms. Coats are under investigation.
“Nikki’s vibrant personality was one that touched and affected everyone she crossed paths with. She is known as an amazing daughter, friend, and soul. Her untimely passing has left us shocked,” a GoFundMe page created for Ms. Coats to help with funeral expenses says.
Authorities have not indicated the two cases are related.
Police are asking for anyone with information about the deaths to call Detective Pierce or Marcinek, Los Angeles Police Department, Central Bureau Homicide, at 213-996-4150. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 877-LAPD-247. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous can call the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS or go to www.lacrimestoppers.org.
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