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Reality TV star found dead in Redondo Beach home; boyfriend arrested

A former Los Angeles police officer who starred in a reality TV show about her subsequent career as a lawyer was found slain Wednesday morning in her Redondo Beach home, authorities said.

Loredana Nesci, the star of the SundanceTV's "Loredana, Esq.," was killed inside the home she shared with her boyfriend in the 1900 block of Nelson Avenue, Redondo Beach Police Sgt. Fabian Saucedo said. She was 47.

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Her boyfriend, Robert Reagan, was "distraught" when he called police to the home about 7:20 a.m. to report an emergency, Saucedo said.

After police discovered Nesci's body, Reagan, 51, was arrested on suspicion of murder. He's being held on $1 million bail.

Police have not released further details of how Nesci's body was found or the possible cause of death. Nesci and Reagan have a young son who was not home when police arrived, Saucedo said.

A native of Connecticut, Nesci joined the LAPD in 1996 and worked as a patrol officer in the southwest division, according to a biography on her website. An LAPD spokeswoman declined to confirm that Nesci was former employee, citing privacy issues.

Nesci said she was among the officers present during the North Hollywood shootout.

Her career with the LAPD was brief. She left the department in 1998 and enrolled in law school at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Conn. In 2004, she returned to California and melded her legal career with pursuits in entertainment and media, including hosting a radio show on KCAA-AM (1050).

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