Long Beach Police arrest woman for 2014 murder at salon

The Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) has arrested a Long Beach woman for murder after her alleged massage client died in a local salon three years ago.
After an investigation into the case, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office issued an arrest warrant earlier this week, and on Tuesday, Long Beach police officers arrested Sandra Yaneth Slaughter– also known as Sandra Perez Gonzalez– a 48-year-old resident of Long Beach. Slaughter was booked for murder and is currently in the custody of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department with bail set at $2,000,000. The investigation remains ongoing.
On Feb. 12, 2014, about 12:20pm, LBPD officers responded to 2113 Pacific Ave., Areli’s Beauty Salon, to assist Long Beach Fire Department (LBFD) with a patient who was in cardiac arrest, under suspicious circumstances.
Arriving officers contacted LBFD personnel who were performing CPR on 36-year-old Hamilet Suarez, a resident of Long Beach. Fire personnel transported Suarez to a local hospital, where she was later pronounced deceased.
Officers began conducting an investigation into the events surrounding Suarez’s death and were initially told she went to the salon for a massage, but before the massage began, Suarez went into medical distress. Due to conflicting information, homicide detectives responded to the scene and learned that Gonzalez was renting a treatment room within the beauty salon.
Gonzalez provides massages for her customers; however, she also advertised that she provides vampire facelifts, butt augmentation and lip-augmentation procedures.
Inside the treatment room, detectives found medical equipment and multiple vials of controlled substances that were used for those medical procedures. Gonzalez, who was a recently licensed massage therapist, was not licensed to conduct those procedures or administer any of the controlled substances found at the facility.
On Feb. 13, 2014, at 12:30pm, Gonzalez was arrested in the 2100 block of Pine Avenue, for possession of controlled substances and was held in Long Beach City Jail on $10,000 bail.
The LBPD urges anyone who may have received these types of treatments from Gonzalez to contact Homicide Detectives Scott Lasch and Donald Goodman at (562) 570-7244. Additionally, LBPD strongly encourages those individuals to contact their physician to be evaluated to ensure they do not suffer any future medical issues as a result of the procedures illegally provided to them by Gonzalez.
Those wishing to remain anonymous may call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), text TIPLA plus their tip to 274637 (CRIMES),or visit LACrimeStoppers.org.
Source: LBPD

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