LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A man accused of murdering his girlfriend’s boyfriend has been arrested, and police are seeking the public’s help to locate his estranged wife.
On Monday, detectives from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department announced that the 35-year-old man, whose name was not released, has been charged with the murder of 32-year‑old Lila Crespo.
Detectives said Crespos death occurred Monday morning in an apartment in the 300 block of E. Broadway in the Westwood section of Los Angeles.
She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Investigators said detectives were able to trace the phone and digital camera that were used to record the crime.
Cresps death has prompted the investigation into Crespes murder and possible sexual assault, police said.
Detections said Cesar Castaneda was a suspect in the killing of Crespoes girlfriend, 33-year‐old Angelica Torres.
The LAPD said that in an interview, Castanella confessed to killing Torres and had been on the run since her murder.
Investigators say Castanellas ex-girlfriend, who was dating him at the time of the crime, said he was trying to kill her.
The woman said he had a gun and was going to shoot her if she didn’t get on the phone with him.
The LAPD said Castanelli also threatened her.
Investigators believe Castanello was planning to kill Torres because he had problems with her and wanted her to leave him.
The woman told detectives that Castanillo said he would kill her if he didn’t have sex with her, the LAPD said.
The pair had a child together and Castanano had moved out.