Police Seeking Information in Suspicious West Covina Death

An 82-year-old man had been stabbed to death before being found in a home following a structure fire.

Los Angeles County homicide detectives are seeking more information in the suspicious death of a West Covina man Nov. 15.

Ralph Simonian, 82, was found dead inside a home in the 900 block of Holiday Drive following a structure fire, according to information provided by detectives.

An autopsy performed on Simonian by LA County Coroners determined that the victim had been stabbed to death before the fire, police said.

There are no suspects in custody.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's 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.


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