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Individual sought in Century City murder

December 2, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
LAPD detectives released surveillance video Tuesday depicting a third man in what they allege is a murder-for-hire plot. Also, the victim's family spoke out Tuesday, calling Pamela Fayed's death a tragedy and pleading for the public to come forward with any information. Surveillance video from the parking structure of a Century City high-rise shows the man police describe as a person of interest in the July 28 murder of 44-year-old Pamela Fayed. Tuesday, the victim's family members pleaded for the public's help in identifying that man.

"Help me and my family out and find out who did this to my mom. Anything will help, please. I just want to know why and who did this," said Desiree Goudie, Pamela Fayed's daughter.

"This murder was a huge tragedy to my family. It's left a void for which we'll never be able to fill. It's left two little girls without their mother. We lost our sister, our aunt, our friend," said Scott Goudie, the victim's brother.

"We believe there is someone out there that knows something about this crime, and about this case, and about this murder investigation," said LAPD Detective Salaam Abdul.

Detectives also released a composite sketch of the same individual who's believed to have some connection to the stabbing death of Fayed. Fayed's estranged husband, Ventura County businessman James Fayed, and his employee, Jose Luis Moya, are both behind bars. Fayed is charged with capital murder for allegedly paying Moya to arrange his wife's death.

Pamela Fayed was found fatally stabbed in a Century City parking garage. Investigators believe a third man actually wielded the knife, but Tuesday they were careful not to refer to this man as a suspect.

"Still, we would like for someone, anyone, to help us in locating, identifying the individual that we believe is responsible for the murder of Pamela Fayed," said Det. Abdul.

Pamela Fayed's family says they have been struggling since she was murdered.

"When you lose a loved one to illness, you get to say goodbye. When you lose a loved one to murder, you don't get that, and you miss that person every day," said Pamela's sister, Dawn Opoulos.

Police say that person in the surveillance video, that third person was in a red Suzuki SUV and is believed to frequent the Los Angeles, Oxnard and Ventura county areas. If you have any information on that person, you're asked to call the LAPD at (877) LAPD-24-7.

As for James Fayed and Jose Moya, they are due in a Los Angeles courtroom December 15, 2008, for a hearing.


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