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Man sought in killing of his grandmother in her Lake View Terrace home, police say

Man sought in killing of his grandmother in her Lake View Terrace home, police say
Joseph "Joey" Kushner is shown in a photo displayed at an LAPD news conference. (KTLA-TV)

Los Angeles homicide detectives are looking for the grandson of a 78-year-old woman who was found dead of blunt force trauma this week in her Lake View Terrace home.

Officers went to the home of Armida Custodio about 9:15 p.m. Wednesday after her family requested a welfare check, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

When no one answered the door at Custodio's home in the 11300 block of Terra Vista Way, officers entered and found Custodio's body, police said.

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A 78-year-old woman was found dead of blunt force trauma in her home in Lake View Terrace, police said.
A 78-year-old woman was found dead of blunt force trauma in her home in Lake View Terrace, police said.

Investigators believe Custodio was killed in her home and had been dead for an unknown length of time. They said she suffered blunt force trauma.

In a news release Friday, police said her adult grandson, Joseph "Joey" Kushner, was the last known person to be with her. Kushner, who lived with Custodio, had not been seen since Tuesday, the release said.

Custodio is the first person to be killed in Lake View Terrace in the past 12 months, according to the Los Angeles Times Homicide Report.

Anyone with details on Custodio's death should contact LAPD's Valley Bureau Homicide Det. Dave Peteque at (818) 374-1934.

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