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LAPD Names Parolee as Suspect in Valley Village Murder-Arson

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Today the Los Angeles Police Department released the name and photo of the suspect in the July murder of a Valley Village woman whose apartment was set on fire.The LAPD named 34-year-old parolee Omar Armando Loera as the suspect in the murder of 34-year-old Cheree Osmanhodzic.

Osmanhodzic was killed in her home after her boyfriend left the premises to run an errand. When he returned he found a man inside the apartment; he chased the intruder out of the home, but did not catch up with him. When Osmanhodzic's boyfriend returned, the apartment was on fire. After the blaze was extinguished, the LAFD found the remains of Osmanhodzic.

Loera has black hair and brown eyes. He is about 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs 170 pounds. He has Aztec women tattoos on both shoulders. City Councilman Paul Krekorian has secured a $50,000 reward for information leading to Loera's arrest.