Arrest Made in Disappearance

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The son-in-law of a Palmdale seamstress missing since August was arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with her disappearance, detectives for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said Thursday.

Ken Walker, 39, of Palmdale was booked on charges stemming from the disappearance of Nada Lazarevic, 67, who was last seen leaving her home Aug. 25, said Sheriff’s Lt. Dan Rosenberg.

“We have reason to believe that the son-in-law is at least responsible,” Rosenberg said.

Last week, Lazarevic’s empty gold 2000 Toyota Camry was recovered near Yucca Avenue and Jackman Street in Lancaster, detectives said. No body has been found.


Walker, a mechanic, is being held in lieu of $1-million bail at the Lancaster jail. He is to be arraigned Monday in Lancaster, sheriff’s officials said.

Rosenberg said detectives are piecing together the facts, and more arrests are possible.

Lazarevic left behind the medicine used to treat a heart condition, Rosenberg said, anddid not alert family, friends or neighbors to watch her home. Anyone with information should call the sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500, Rosenberg said.