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Woman murdered months after husband, daughter

March 27, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Family members gathered at the home where 38-year-old Karine Hakobyan was shot and killed Friday night.Homicide detectives said she carpooled to work, dropped off a co-worker and came home but never got out of her car.

Relatives and neighbors found Hakobyan's body, she had been shot in the back in the head.

The way she was killed is similar to how her husband, 43-year-old Khachik Safaryan and their 8-year-old daughter Lusine, were murdered back in December of 2008. The couples teenage daughter came home from school and found her little sister dead on the couch and their father dead in a back room. They had also been shot in the head.

Police say Hakobyan moved out of the apartment because she didn't want to live where the murders took place. She moved a few blocks away when a unit became available in the building where her daughters grandparents live.

Relatives say they don't know who is responsible for the murders and detectives don't know if it's the work of the same person or group, or if the killings are unrelated.

Police are lining up grief counselors to meet with the family.

Detectives say the family is devastated.

If you have any information that would help authorities in this case you are asked to call the Los Angeles Police Department at 1-877-527-3247.


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