Rancho Palos Verdes is one of the most elite communities in the Unites States, and it's certainly a place where murder is quite foreign.
Not today, it would appear: Sheriff's deputies responded to a home in the upscale community only to find a body in a smoldering SUV that had just burned up:
That discovery of a body in a Cadillac Escalade in the Fairfax District last weekend has cops looking for a "person of interest" named Jacob Anthonisen, an apparent party boy who has gone missing.
The dead man inside the car, which had been sitting there for about a week until the stench prompted neighbors to call authorities, was identified by cops last night as 32-year-old Steven John Simmons of Running Springs, near Big Bear.
CBS Los Angeles said that Simmons ...
Updated at the bottom with new details from the LAPD. First posted at 5:44 p.m. Thursday.
A chiropractor found dead at his Venice Boulevard office was the brother of Los Angeles Times media critic James Rainey, the paper reports: It identified the victim as 52-year-old Robert Rainey.
The LAPD couldn't confirm that ID, but Officer Bruce Borihanh told us that a man in his 50s was discovered, apparently unconscious, in the 9200 block of Venice Boulevard in Palms: Officers were called to the scene at 8:13 a.m. today.
The victim ...