Police: Killing of woman in Los Angeles store was random

January 14, 2022 GMT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The killing of a young woman in a Los Angeles furniture store where she worked was a random attack with no known motive, police said Friday.

A customer found Brianna Kupfer, 24, of Pacific Palisades dead on the floor Thursday afternoon, an LAPD statement said.

Evidence led detectives to believe the suspect is homeless, it said.

“Detectives have determined the suspect was not known to the victim and was a random walk in to the store,” police said. “The suspect attacked the victim with a knife and fled the scene through the back door.”

The suspect, wearing an N95 mask, was last seen walking in the alley at the rear of the crime scene.