Woman found dead in Van Nuys home; boyfriend arrested
VAN NUYS, Calif. - The boyfriend of a woman who was found dead in an abandoned home overnight in Van Nuys has been arrested on suspicion of murder, according to police.
Alondra Flores, 24, was found dead around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday near Ranchito Avenue and Oxnard Street. According to LAPD, someone had called 911, saying that Flores had shot herself. However, when the police got there, they determined that she couldn't have shot herself. Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics pronounced her dead at the scene.
After further investigation, detectives determined that the person who called 911, later identified as 24-year-old Ryan Vintch of Los Angeles, was their suspect. Police say after calling 911 he fled to a nearby house. He was arrested and booked at Van Nuys Jail and is currently being held without bail.
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LAPD is asking anyone with information about what happened to call them at (818) 374-9550.