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Case #: 82-17838

Date occurred: 10/14/1982

Location of crime: 8911 Mays Avenue

Victim: Janice Carole Harris

Case Synopsis: Harris was walking to her car parked in her apartment complex carport. Harris was confronted by a suspect(s) in the carport and a struggle occurred. Neighbors heard screams but nobody check the area. Harris was not seen for several days when the apartment manager found Harris in the back seat of her vehicle. Witness reported seeing a male black running from the carport carrying a purse. An autopsy was performed and determined Harris died from positional asphyxia.

The Garden Grove Police Department is seeking information that will lead to the arrest and prosecution of the suspect(s) responsible for this murder. If you have information that could assist with this investigation or any other unsolved case, you can call the Garden Grove Police Department at (714) 741-5704 or Investigator John Maciel at (714) 741-5824 or email johnm@ci.garden-grove.ca.us.