Episode 107 of "Unsolved with Steve Gregory" delves into "The Murder of Angel Martinez" and the "Murders of Dalelaja Hearn & Erin Lavender".
In Case 1, Steve dives into the murder of Angel Martinez - the owner of the Arrow Wood Apartments in Fontana. On June 8th, 1988, just before 6 a.m., Martinez picked up the property manager who handed him a bundle of money – rent money collected from tenants. By 8 p.m. that night, Martinez’s wife reported him missing.
On June 17th, Martinez’s car was found at the parking lot of a bowling alley in Duarte. Three days later on June 20th, Martinez’s body was found buried in a shallow grave in the desert in La Paz County, Arizona.
Investigators say they think the murder was an inside job, but who was the mastermind and who were the accomplices? Steve spoke to Fontana Police Department Detective Katherine Clark about this case.
In Case 2, we explore the murders of 17-year-old Dalelaja Hearn and 19-year-old Erin Lavender.
On the night of December 15th, 2019 - Hearn and Lavender were sitting in Lavender's car when they were both shot to death while paying their respects to the family of a young man who passed away due to an overdose. As they sat in their car, two individuals approached the car on foot and started firing several shots. Lavender was seated in the driver's seat and Hearn sat in the front passenger seat. Both were hit several times. Three friends who were seated in the back seats of the car did not get hit by the gunfire. One of the friends pulled Lavender to the backseat and drove to a local hospital - where Hearn and Lavender were pronounced dead.
The suspects fled south on Alvo Avenue and then west on Del Amo Boulevard - both are still at large.
Steve spoke to Lieutenant Steve Blagg with the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department about the murders.
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Episode 107 of "Unsolved with Steve Gregory" airs SATURDAY, 1/08/22 from 8 pm - 10 pm on KFI-AM 640.