(FOX 11) - Linda Newsom was a 58-year-old woman who lived in her car in the area around Florence Avenue and Compton Boulevard near Huntington Park.
On Wednesday night, May 19, 2010 at about 8:30, Newsom was working on her car near the Auto Zone store at Florence and Compton. As she was under the hood a man walked up and shot her then got into a waiting car and drove away.
Newsom died of her wound.
Investigators believe Newsom's murder was a case of mistaken gender.
The clothing she wore was not gender-specific and the fact she was working on a car at night could have led someone to believe she was a man.
Anyone who saw something that night or who has heard anything since then is asked to call Detective Ron Duval at the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Homicide Bureau: (323) 890-5500.
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