Troubled teen taken in by woman is now suspect in her death

A troubled teenager taken in by a kind woman is now the suspect in her death. 

Flowers have been placed outside the West Hills home where 53-year-old Connie Cajulis was found dead Tuesday afternoon. 

Investigators say she was stabbed multiple times 

Police say a 16-year-old boy in Cajulis' care stole her car and crashed it, injuring himself. 

They arrested him at the hospital 

Calabasas High School students say he once attended the school.

Cajulis volunteered at Calabasas High School for nearly 10 years, according to Assistant Vice Principal Lauren Young. 

"She did a snack shack for our football team, she was a mom on our baseball team. She was very involved," said Young. 

The school says one Cajulis' kids graduated from the high school, another one currently goes here.

But school staff says she was like a mother to everyone. 

"She was a wonderful lady. She was a mother. She was everyone's mother. She would take into her home and love them," said Young. 

Cajulis spent a lot of time on the football booster club. 

They released this statement today:

Connie Cajulis was the Secretary and Director of the Snack Shack for the CHS Coyote Football Booster Club since its inception 3 years ago until resigning  this past January.

She was incredibly selfless giving person who donated an incredible amount of time to the program and to all the kids at Calabasas. She would spend countless hours at the Calabasas HS Snack Shack on Game Days and other times to ensure that all who came to the stadium would have a great experience.

Her dedication, her love for the school, and care about other people was admired by everyone who knew her.

She will be sorely missed and the Board of Calabasas Football sends its deepest sympathies and prayers to her family and to all of those she touched.

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