Murder Was the Case: L.A. Homicide No. 139: Hispanic Teen Stabbed to Death in North Hollywood

A Hispanic teen was stabbed to death at her residence in the 7000 block of Whitsett Avenue near Sherman Way in North Hollywood on June 26.

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Crystal Zaldivar, 17, was found dead inside her apartment 3 p.m., Friday, by maintenance personnel. According to police reports, Zaldivar, who lived with her aunt, was a 12th Grade student at Grant High School in North Hollywood. Later that night, detectives arrested her next-door neighbor, 18-year-old Martin Ordonez. Police do not believe the two were romantically involved.

Anyone with information should call North Hollywood detectives at (818) 623-4045.


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