Man Arrested in Killing of 17-Year-Old Found Downtown
Lily Burk left her Los Feliz home Friday on some errands for her mother. While out, twice called her parents asking how to get money out of an ATM using a credit card and never came home. The next morning she was found dead sitting her car near Alameda and 5th streets in downtown's skid row. Police quickly arrested Charlie Samuel, 50, for murder and will announce details at a press conference later today. Motive is believed to be robbery and she reportedly encountered Samuel at the Southwestern University School of Law on Wilshire Boulevard where she was picking up papers for her mother, according to the LA Times. She may have been abducted and it appears she died of blunt force trauma.