Weird happenings in our grim, big city: Accused Los Angeles Police Department detective Stephanie Lazarus, who police today said killed Sherri Rae Rasmussen,

the wife of her lover, and got away with it for more than two decades until getting tripped up by a DNA test, was featured this year in LA Weekly's popular April 23 People Issue.

In the Weekly profile of LAPD cop Don Hrycyk by writer Mark Groubert, Lazarus is described as an art expert and ringer for Tyne Daly:

 Alongside Hrycyk is protégée Stephanie Lazarus, a 25-year veteran of the force and a serious Tyne Daly look-alike à la Cagney & Lacey.

This mother of a 2-and-a-half-year-old daughter has been working

alongside her mentor for the past three years. I ask if she knows

anything about art. “Hangs on the wall,” she shoots back jokingly.

“After working here and seeing all the phony art, I said, 'I can do


So she started taking oil-painting classes.

“I've been to Florence several times,” she adds on a more serious note. “I started to love art when I went to Europe at 18.”

Police are holding a press conference right now to provide further details on this 1986 cold case murder. This is a shocker. 

LA Weekly