Twin Brothers Arrested in Murder of Maria Elena Rivas

From ABC Eyewitness News, January 28, 2015

TWIN BROTHERS, 18, ARRESTED IN SOUTH LOS ANGELES STABBING DEATH

Maria Elena Rivas, 62, is seen in an undated photo (left), and at a Ralph's Monday, Dec. 22, 2014. She was fatally stabbed as she walked in West Adams (right).

 

Twin 18-year-old brothers from Los Angeles were arrested in connection to the stabbing murder of a 62-year-old South L.A. woman.


Maria Rivas was killed Dec. 22 as she walked home from the market. Investigators said she was stabbed to death near Adams Boulevard and Vermont Avenue.

Shortly before her murder, Rivas was seen on surveillance video buying groceries at Ralphs. Her purse was clearly seen on her shoulder. When she was found along the street, the purse was gone and the groceries were left behind.

Los Angeles police were expected to release more information about the arrests at a Wednesday news conference.