Guyanese Pop Singer's Sister Found Slain in Downtown LA Apartment


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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - An investigation was continuing Friday into the death of Guyanese pop singer Jourdin Pauline's sister, who was found slain in her downtown Los Angeles apartment.

According to the Los Angeles Police Department, Maleesa Mooney, 31, was found dead around 3:55 p.m. Tuesday when officers went to her apartment in the 200 block of South Figueroa Street to perform a welfare check.

Police said she had been killed, but the cause of death was unknown pending an autopsy.

Pauline posted photos of her slain sister on Instagram, writing to her more than 1 million followers that "Never in a million years did I think I'd have to make this post and get justice for my one & only sister."

"My heart is crushed, I can't believe you won't be here with us anymore. You were so loving and so kind to everyone. You made sure if you ate everyone around you was too. You opened your arms to people who didn't deserve you as a friend. You're the best thing to happen to almost everyone's lives you touched!!!"

She added, "The reason I'm me is because of you!!! ... My first best friend the one who taught me everything I know!!!!! How is this even possible you won't be here. ... This feels so surreal. I keep waking up crying thinking I'm in a bad dream. We will get justice for you my sister. I promise you won't be gone in vain!!!"

Anyone with information regarding Mooney's death was asked to call LAPD Central Bureau Homicide Detectives Pierce or Marcinek at 213-996-4150. Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 800-222- 8477. During non-business hours or weekends, calls should be made to 877-527- 3247.

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