Suspects arrested for June homicide

DOWNEY - Three suspects have been arrested in connection with the June 21 death of an elderly Downey resident.At about 8:30 a.m. on June 21, dispatchers received a 911 call for medical aid at an apartment on the 10400 block of Western Avenue. Paramedics found 71-year-old Manfred Karger, a Downey resident, dead inside the home. Detectives labeled his death "suspicious in nature." An investigation led to the Oct. 30 arrest of Ruben Williams, 45. Detectives arrested Edeltraud Hagiwara, 63, on Nov. 3, and Troya McCullough, 58, on Nov. 15. McCullough and Williams are Stockton residents, while Hagiwara is from Lomita. Detectives did not say how their investigation led to the suspects, who are being charged with murder with special allegations. The suspects were remanded to the custody of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and are currently awaiting a court appearance.

********** Published: November 25, 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 32