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Man Walks Into Topanga Police Station, Confesses To Killing His Girlfriend

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Early Tuesday morning a man walked into Topanga Area Community Police Station and told front desk officers that he'd killed his girlfriend.

The suspect, identified as 58-year-old David Pearson, pointed police to the location of his apartment in the 9200 block of Topanga Canyon Boulevard where they found 62-year-old Kristen Hyde dead inside the residence, according to a LAPD news release.

Detectives believe the woman was strangled, and "determined Pearson was involved in the crime." Pearson was arrested, booked, and is being held on $1,000,000.00 bail. Authorities are investigating a motive for the crime. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Topanga Homicide Detectives N. Pikor or B. Pogue at (818) 756-4820.