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LA man tells police he killed girlfriend

June 15, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
A man walked into the Topanga Area Community Police Station on Tuesday and told authorities he had killed his girlfriend.

David Pearson, 52, told officers he killed his girlfriend at their apartment in the 9200 block of Topanga Canyon Boulevard.

When police arrived at the home, they found the body of Kristen Hyde. Detectives believe Hyde, 62, was strangled.

They arrested Pearson for the crime. His was being held on $1 million bail.

Authorities have not determined a motive for the crime.

Anyone with information was urged to call police at (877) LAPD-24-7.