Los Angeles Police Department
Suspect sought in fatal stabbing in Van Nuys

Los Angeles police are searching for a man suspected in a fatal stabbing early Saturday in a Van Nuys apartment complex. Authorities said the case began when Los Angeles Fire Department firefighters were called to a structure fire in the 14600 block of Saticoy Street. Firefighters forced entry into the apartment and found the victim dead on the kitchen floor, police said. The fire, a small blaze in a back bedroom, was quickly extinguished. Police identified the victim as Michael Vash Payne, 33, also known as Yazmin. They said Payne's torso had multiple stab wounds. “Detectives were able to recover the murder weapon at the scene,” police said.   Police said...