Suspect Identified in West Hollywood Murder

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The site of Jerry’s Famous Deli, which closed in 2013; Abdulla Tario Camran (inset)

LASD officials have identified a suspect in the murder of a young woman whose body was found in a trash dumpster behind the former Jerry's Famous Deli restaurant, across the street from Cedars-Sinai Hospital.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is asking the public for help in locating a suspect in the murder of a woman whose body was found in a dumpster behind Jerry’s Famous Deli, a former West Hollywood institution across the street from Cedars-Sinai Hospital.

On Monday, the LASD identified 29-year old transient Abdulla Tario Camran as a suspect in the murder of Joie Nicole Kinney, 28, who police discovered on July 6 after responding to a “Check the Vicinity” call reporting a dead body.

At the time, police said Kinney showed no obvious signs of blunt force trauma. A coroner’s examination later ruled Kinney’s death a homicide.  

“The suspect, Abdulla Camran, is a transient who frequents homeless encampments throughout the City of Los Angeles and the West Hollywood area,” read an LASD press release. “Do not attempt to apprehend the suspect, and call 9-1-1 if located.”

Jerry’s Famous Deli closed in 2013. Kinney was believed to have frequented the area around the former restaurant, according to the Los Angeles Times.

The LASD has asked the public to call homicide detectives at (323) 890-5500. Anonymous tippers should dial (800) 222-8477.

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