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Murder charge filed against Burbank suspect

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Photo: FLLewis/Media City G -- Crime scene tape in Burbank

Photo: FLLewis/Media City G — Crime scene tape in Burbank

The Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office has file one count of murder against a Burbank man in connection with the death of his mother. Moises Diaz was arrested last Monday, following the discovery of the body of  77 year-old Maria Diaz in an alley in the 4000 block of West Victory Boulevard.

Diaz, 40, is being held on $1, 000,000 bail.

Yesterday, the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office revealed the victim died of “… asphyxia by neck compressions,” according to a Burbank Police news release.

The suspect and the victim reportedly lived together in a Burbank apartment. A motive for the killing has not been released. Meanwhile, Burbank Police are asking witnesses to come forward. If you were in or near the crime scene “…between 6 p.m. Sunday evening to 10 a.m. Monday morning…” you’re asked to contact the Burbank Police Department at 818-238-3210.

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