Exotic Dancer, Boss Held in Fatal Beating of Man


An exotic dancer and her employer were arrested Thursday in the bludgeoning death of a San Clemente man at his apartment last month, authorities said.

Elizabeth Nava, 26, of Irvine and Daniel Parra, 33, of Cerritos were arrested about 8 a.m. at a mobile home park in Cottonwood, a small community in Northern California’s Shasta County, said Jim Amormino, a spokesman for the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.

“We received some information that they may be fleeing to that area,” Amormino said. “We gave a description of their vehicle--a charcoal-colored Hyundai--to the Shasta County Sheriff’s Department, they observed it parked at the location, and our investigators surrounded the place and took them into custody without incident.”


Both have been charged with murder in the death of Charles Ray George, 54, Amormino said. George, an engineer at the San Onofre nuclear power plant near San Clemente, died Jan. 30, a day after being found unconscious in his apartment on El Camino Real.

Neighbors reported seeing a woman leaving the apartment after a loud confrontation at 9 p.m. About 20 minutes later, witnesses said, a man carrying a black flashlight was seen climbing the stairs. After smashing George’s windows several times, leaving baseball-size holes in the glass, the man entered the apartment and apparently struck George several times, police said.

Though investigators were not certain what motivated the attack, they said at the time that the woman apparently was an adult entertainer hired by George and that the man was working with her. Amormino confirmed Thursday that Parra is the owner of LOL Entertainment, a Bellflower-based service that provides exotic dancers, and that Nava works for the company.

Both were being held at Shasta County Jail with bail set at $500,000 each. Amormino said the pair will be returned to Orange County within a few days for arraignment.