La Verne – On Fri., Dec. 26, at approximately 1:30 p.m., Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) Homicide Detectives responded to the 300 block of Roughrider Road in the city of La Verne to investigate a stabbing incident. At the scene, a female adult was pronounced dead, and a male adult was transported to a local hospital in critical condition; he succumbed to his injuries shortly thereafter.
Detectives learned that a Grounds Keeper found the married couple unresponsive inside the location and contacted the San Dimas Sheriff’s Station. Further investigation found the victims to be Shirley Isom, 74, and Armie “Troy” Isom, 89.
According to LASD, a multitude of detectives and forensic specialists have been involved in the investigation since the beginning. The expansive residence of the victims and its large-scale surrounding property led to a crime scene investigation that spanned several days. In addition, detectives have interviewed family members and many area residents in an effort to determine the identity of the suspect(s) and a possible motive.
At press time, no definitive conclusions have developed and diligent investigation will continue.
Detectives are working to identify and locate a Hispanic male who was seen walking on the roadways in the area around the time the crime was discovered. He was wearing a hooded jacket and was carrying a backpack on his back. It is unknown if this man is connected to the crime, but detectives are seeking to interview him.
LASD held a Press Conference on Jan. 7 to discuss the double-murder investigation thus far, and to seek the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect.
Anyone who has information about the person of interest, or anything to do with this crime, is asked to call the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call “Crime Stoppers” by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), or texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.