Grandmother stabbed to death inside South Pasadena home

Southern California authorities said what began as a welfare check turned into the discovery of a grisly crime scene for one family in South Pasadena.

Officers with the South Pasadena Police Department responded to a call in the 800 block of Brent Avenue, near the intersection of Hope Street and Fair Oaks Ave., around 8:45 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4.

Investigators said a woman, identified as 75-year-old Susan Miller, was found with stab wounds to her upper torso. She was declared dead at the scene. 

Detectives say her grandchildren found her dead Tuesday night after being concerned they hadn't heard from her.

At this stage of the investigation, no suspect information was available and there’s no theory as to what may have happened. 

Homicide detectives with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department are leading the investigation. 


A homicide investigation was underway after a woman in her 70s was found stabbed to death inside her home in South Pasadena on June 4, 2024.

Neighbors say the woman lived in the home for decades. 

"It's terrible, shocking,"said one neighbor. 

"She just waters her flowers, cleans her garden, and barely talks," said another neighbor. 

Many neighbors are wondering if this was a random attack or if she was targeted. 

The deadly stabbing remains under investigation. Those with information are asked to contact LASD's Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500.