Incident: Homicide (Updated News Release)
Contact: Watch Commander – (626) 574-5156
Date / Time of Press Release: January 7, 2014, 4:00 p.m.
On January 7, 2014, at approximately 8:24 a.m., officers responded to an apartment complex located in the 900 Block of Arcadia Avenue on the report of a female not breathing. On arrival officers encountered a female victim inside of an apartment suffering from multiple stab wounds. Arriving officers were directed to a possible suspect who had just left the location. Responding officers were able to locate the suspect and took him into custody without incident.
Paramedics from the Arcadia Fire Department responded to the scene and transported the victim to Huntington Memorial Hospital where she was pronounced deceased by emergency room personnel.
The victim was identified as Xiaolin Li, a 41-year-old female resident of Arcadia. The arrested suspect was identified by family members as the father-in-law of the victim. Li Zhu, a 68-year-old male resident of Arcadia was booked at the Arcadia City Jail on a charge of murder with his bail set at $1,000,000.00. Both the victim and suspect reside together along with other family members.
This continuing investigation is being handled by Arcadia Police Department Detectives. The motive appears to be related to an on-going dispute within the family.
Anyone with information on this incident is encouraged to contact the Arcadia Police Department at (626) 574-5151. If you prefer to provide information ANONYMOUSLY, you may call “Crime Stoppers” by dialing 800-222-TIPS (8477), texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or using the tip page at Los Angeles Regional Crime Stoppers.
Robert T. Guthrie, Chief of Police
By: Lieutenant Colleen Flores
Detective Bureau Commander
Refer to Case # 14-0102