August 17, 2022

Slain Man Found Bound And Cuffed In LA Motel Identified

LOS ANGELES, CA — A man whose strangled body was found bound and handcuffed in Woodland Hills last week has been identified, and investigators may have a lead on his killer, according to the Los Angeles County coroner’s office and Los Angeles Police Department.

Forty-two-year-old Jeffrey Howe, of Woodland Hills, was found dead under suspicious circumstances in his motels/" 1376 target="_blank">motel room, authorities confirmed. Howe had been living in the motels/" 1376 target="_blank">motel since July, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

The body was discovered Thursday evening by a security guard and manager at the motels/" 1376 target="_blank">motel in the 20200 block of Ventura Boulevard, near Taft High School in Woodland Hills.

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Police arrived to find Howe dead at the scene with his feet tied together and his hands cuffed behind his back.

Detectives observed strangulation marks on Howe’s neck.

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According to investigators, Howe previously lived in La Quinta in Riverside County.

LAPD Homicide Detective Steve Castro told the Los Angeles Times that detectives have a lead on the motive and the suspect, but he declined to elaborate.

“We are working on some leads that I think are very promising,” Castro told the Times Monday. “In the end, I don’t think it’ll be as weird as everyone thinks it is.”

Anyone with information on Howe’s death was asked to call LAPD Valley Bureau Homicide at 818-374-1925. Calls made during non-business hours or on weekends can be directed to 877-527-3247.

Anonymous tips can be called into Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or submitted online at lacrimestoppers.org.

City News Service contributed to this report.

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