IHOP – Banner
SCV Chinese School – Banner 3
Action Family Counseling – Banner
Newhall Land – Banner
Academy Swim Club – Banner
Patterson’s Collision Center – Banner
Santa Clarita Transit – Dump the Pump – Banner
Nothing Bundt Cakes – Banner
California High Speed Rail – Palmdale – Banner
Beyond Harmony – Banner
Brent’s Carpet One – Banner
Disneyland – Diamond Celebration – Banner
Green Convergence – Sun Power – Banner
AV Party Rental – Banner
Hugo Naturals – Banner
Valencia Town Center – Farmer’s Market – Banner
Adage IT – Banner
All Americans Bail Bonds – Banner
Galpin Motors – Banner
Santa Clarita Autosound – Banner
Facey – Banner
Simply Taylored – Banner
College Of The Canyons – Banner
Union Bank – Banner
SCV Chinese School – Banner
San Diego Zoo – Generic – Banner
SCV Chinese School – Banner 2
SCV Senior Center – Touch A Truck 2015 – Banner
Newhall Land – 2015 – Banner
It is forecast to be Clear at 7:00 PM PDT on May 28, 2015
Home » Santa Clarita News » Crime » UPDATE: Santa Clarita Murder Victim ID’ed By Coroner’s Officials
UPDATE: Santa Clarita Murder Victim ID'ed By Coroner's Officials

UPDATE: Santa Clarita Murder Victim ID’ed By Coroner’s Officials

A Santa Clarita woman who was fatally shot in the head Tuesday night in her Canyon Country home has been identified by officials with the county’s Coroner’s Office. 

Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking Santa Clarita news alerts delivered right to your inbox.

Bertha Anderson, 68, of Canyon Country, was killed by a single gunshot wound to the head, said Lt. Larry Dietz of the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office, on Friday.

Lance Holger Anderson, 60, of Canyon Country, is expected to be arraigned Friday, according to officials with the District Attorney’s Office.

The two reportedly lived together at the 26800 block of Claudette Street.

Neighbors reported hearing “two loud booms” the night before Bertha Anderson and Lance Anderson’s sister, Lisa Nave, were found dead Wednesday morning.

Anderson was apprehended by Los Angeles Police Department officials near the scene of Nave’s death at a convalescent home in North Hills.

A Derringer pistol, which is suspected to be involved in the crime, was found nearby, and Lance Anderson reportedly was arrested without incident.

Nave was killed Wednesday morning, and Bertha Anderson’s body was discovered Wednesday, after family members requested a “check the welfare” call at the Canyon Country condominium she shared with Lance Anderson.

A Los Angeles Police Department captain intially referred to the incident as a “mercy killing,” because the victim was not chosen at random, and no other patients inside the convalescent home were injured, according to an LA Times report.

Both Bertha Anderson and Nave were reportedly suffering from serious illness at the time of their deaths.

Detective Ron Duval is handling the investigation for the Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau. He could not be reached for comment Friday morning.

The case is also being investigated by Los Angeles Angeles Police Department detectives because one of the crimes occurred in their jurisdiction.

Deputy District Attorney Carolyn McNary said Lance Anderson  is expected to be arraigned Friday in Dept. S of Los Angeles County Superior Court, San Fernando Branch.  

He is charged with two counts of murder with the special circumstance allegation of multiple murders and a special allegation of intentional discharge of a firearm with great bodily injury.

The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and the Los Angeles Police Department, according to a District Attorney’s Office statement. 

Deputy District Attorney Julie Kramer is assigned to the case.  If convicted as charged, Anderson faces the death penalty or life in prison without the possibility of parole.  

The defendant is being held without bail.

Do you have a news tip? Call us at (661) 298-1220, or drop us a line at community@hometownstation.com.

Source: Santa Clarita News

UPDATE: Santa Clarita Murder Victim ID’ed By Coroner’s Officials

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

About Perry Smith

Perry Smith is a print and broadcast journalist who has won several awards for his focused, hyperlocal community coverage in several different regions of the country. In addition to five years of experience covering the Santa Clarita Valley, Smith, a San Fernando Valley native, has worked in newspapers and news websites in Los Angeles, the Northwest, the Central Valley and the South, before coming to KHTS in 2012. To contact Smith, email him at Perry@hometownstation.com.
Action Family Counseling – News Banner
All American Bail Bonds – News Banner
Hugo Naturals – News Banner
Beyond Harmony – News Banner
College Of The Canyons – News Banner
AV Party Rental – News Banner
Academy Swim Club – News Banner
Patterson’s Collision Center – Tile
Facey – Tile
College Of The Canyons – Tile
Adage IT – Tile
Simply Taylored – Tile
Union Bank – Tile