The return of the Homicide Report
Originally started in 2007 as an effort to catalog every homicide in Los Angeles County over the course of the year, the Times’ homicide report continued for a while afterward, until it was turned into a database of all L.A. County killings in 2010.
But with reporter Nicole Santa Cruz at the helm, a new era for the Homicide Report begins today. As Cruz writes in her story announcing the report’s return, recollecting her time with Nancy Ekelund, whose daughter Lynsie was murdered.


It was not the first murder I’d covered, but something about Ekelund’s raw pain left me wondering often about the people left behind when a loved one is killed. Whether it’s the case of 20-year-old Lynsie, last seen alive in February of 2001, or that of 55-year-old Richard Vidaurry, shot once in the head and killed by an unknown assailant last month — their stories matter. 

Keep track of all of the stories here, or follow the report on Twitter: @latimeshomicide

The return of the Homicide Report

Originally started in 2007 as an effort to catalog every homicide in Los Angeles County over the course of the year, the Times’ homicide report continued for a while afterward, until it was turned into a database of all L.A. County killings in 2010.

But with reporter Nicole Santa Cruz at the helm, a new era for the Homicide Report begins today. As Cruz writes in her story announcing the report’s return, recollecting her time with Nancy Ekelund, whose daughter Lynsie was murdered.

It was not the first murder I’d covered, but something about Ekelund’s raw pain left me wondering often about the people left behind when a loved one is killed. Whether it’s the case of 20-year-old Lynsie, last seen alive in February of 2001, or that of 55-year-old Richard Vidaurry, shot once in the head and killed by an unknown assailant last month — their stories matter. 

Keep track of all of the stories here, or follow the report on Twitter: @latimeshomicide

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