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2 arrested in 2008 murder of aspiring model

A man and a woman from Ventura County have been arrested on suspicion of murdering an aspiring model-actress.
June 18, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Police in Santa Monica say they've solved the 2008 murder of an aspiring model. Juliana Redding, 21, was found dead on March 16, 2008 in her Santa Monica apartment, located in the 1500 block of Centinela Avenue.

"It appears the victim died as a result of an assault," police said in a statement at the time of her death.

Friday, Santa Monica police announced the arrests of 44-year old Kelly Soo Park and 34-year-old Ronnie Wayne Case. Park and Case, both of whom are from Camarillo, are facing charges of murder with special circumstances and conspiracy.

The Santa Monica Police Department say detectives worked thousands of hours on the case along with law enforcement from Torrance, Oxnard and the FBI.

"The Santa Monica Police Department is continuing to investigate this crime and there is the possibility of additional arrests," said Santa Monica Police Sgt. Jay Trisler.

So far, police have not speculated on a possible motive for the murder. Redding had moved to Santa Monica from Tucson, Ariz. to pursue a modeling and acting career.

AP contributed to this report.


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