Just a week after a brutal stabbing death on a residential street in Woodland Hills, another gruesome murder has shocked the community.
The body of Ok Ja Kim was found Tuesday at her home at 20873 Martha Street, just east of DeSoto near Kaiser Hospital.
Relatives checked on the 81-year-old after she failed to attend a family function. Her body was found partially under her bed, charred from a fire, and she was pronounced dead at the scene. At press time it was not determined if she died from the blaze or the fire was set to cover up the crime.
Police are treating the incident as a home invasion robbery, as there were signs of forced entry and valuable items missing from the home.
Neighbors have complained of increasing crime from the nearby homeless population, though no suspect has been named in the case. LAPD is seeking the community’s help for any information relating to the crime.
Last week a 41-year-old resident of Woodland Hills was found stabbed to death in the street on San Feliciano. His death was thought to possibly be a drug deal gone bad. No suspect has been arrested in that crime.