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Hairdresser Found Fatally Stabbed On Patio Of Woodland Hills Home

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Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to a call in the 5000 block of Queen Victoria Road in Woodland Hills at about 5:50 p.m. on Monday. There, they found 49-year-old Fabio Sementilli on the outdoor patio of the home. He had suffered numerous stab wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a release from the LAPD.

Detectives say that Sementilli had been stabbed several times in the torso and neck, while the L.A. Times reports that he had also suffered wounds to his face. Investigators also learned that his car—a black 2008 Porsche Carrera 911 with paper plates—was missing.

Sementilli was a hairdresser who had worked with companies including Proctor & Gamble and Wella, a haircare company with headquarters in Woodland Hills. According to Modern Salon, Sementilli was born in Canada had "mentored tens of thousands of hairdressers with a hands-on approach either on a one-to-one basis or on a grander scale."

He once appeared in an episode of the Canadian talk show Steven and Chris, and in the below video via American Salon Stories.

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"I think about this a lot. [I] sit in the backyard... and I say to myself what do I want to be remembered for?" he says in the clip below. "I always say to myself, I want to be remembered for the relationships I built. I want to be remembered for how... I've made people feel in a positive light and if it was negative for any reason, it's because i was honest."


Authorities believe there may be two suspects in the case and will review surveillance footage, according to CBS Los Angeles. Anyone with information should contact LAPD Detective Steve Castro at 818-374-1925, or 1-877-527-3247 during non-business hours or on weekends. Anonymous tips may be submitted via 1-800-222-8477 or online at