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From: CA Police
Street: 217 North Garfield Avenue
Date: 25 May 2000
Remote Name: 18.104.22.168
Summary of Crime The California Los Angeles Sheriff's Department is requesting assistance identifying a suspect(s) WANTED in connection with the murder of Khen So Tran. If you have any information on the following homicide case, please contact the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department at (323) 890-5500.
On Wednesday, August 5, 1998, at 9:00 a.m., 46-year-old Khen So Tran was discovered murdered in her vehicle in Alhambra, California. The victim's body was found in the trunk of her gray 1985 Oldsmobile, parked in the parking lot of a medical building in downtown Alhambra. The victim had been sexually assaulted and bludgeoned to death. The interior of the victim's 1985 gray 2-door, Oldsmobile Cutlass vehicle was doused with gasoline and set on fire. Authorities believe there is more than one crime site due to the fact the victim was found in the trunk of her vehicle and some of her clothing was missing.
A gasoline container found inside the victim's vehicle was traced to a 7-11 Store in Rosemead, California, five miles east of the location where the victim's vehicle was found. A clerk at the store recalls selling a gasoline container on the night of the victim's disappearance. The clerk described the possible suspect as an African-American male, late teens or early 20's, 5'8"-5'9", with a thin build and short wavy hair. He was wearing a gray T-shirt with the sleeves rolled up and blue Levi pants. Wanted for Questioning Sex: Male Race: African-American Age: Late teens to early 20's Height 5'08"-5'09" Build Thin Hair: Black, short wavy Clothing: Gray T-shirt with the sleeves rolled up and blue Levis pants
Additional Information: On Tuesday, August 4, 1998, between the hours of 8:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m., the victim, left her apartment to drive to the Garfield Community Adult School (217 North Garfield Avenue, Alhambra, California) to attend the last English class of the semester. She never arrived at class. The victim lived with her mother in Alhambra, California and attended class at night to improve her English. The victim's vehicle was located approximately half way between the victim's apartment and her school. Contact Information: Sergeant Rich Longshore, (323) 890-5500 Los Angeles Sheriff's Department - Homicide Bureau 5747 Rickenbacker Road Commerce, CA 90040