Marina Del Rey Murder Investigation: Woman Killed on Boat, Man Strangled Himself in Car


Police in Marina Del Ray said Thursday that the death of a woman whose body was found on a boat a week ago was ruled a murder. The death of a man whose body was found in a nearby car on the same day was ruled a suicide. Deputies also thought he lived on the boat.

At 11:12 a.m. on December 7, the Harbor del Rey Sheriff’s Office called deputies to the 14000 block of Tahiti Way to check on the well-being of someone on a boat in the harbor. The body of the lady was found when they got there, said Lt. Steven De Jong of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Someone in Los Angeles called the police because they knew the people who lived on the boat. The person told the cops about a car in the 100 block of Van Marina where the body of 33-year-old Kelvin Nelson Jr. was found. The sheriff’s office said that this information came to light during their probe.

A few days later, Nelson died by strangling. This is what the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner said.

According to a report given by the sheriff’s office on Thursday, the male resident who stayed on the boat was being looked into by homicide investigators, who were told about the case by other residents. The probe into the woman’s death is still going on.

The Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner said Thursday that the woman’s death was a murder. This was reported by the sheriff’s office.

The woman’s name was not given out until her family was notified. There was no information given on what killed the woman.

Calling the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500 was asked of anyone who knew anything about the case. People who want to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or email tips to

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