A man arrested by Burbank Police on suspicion of assaulting his
girlfriend is awaiting extradition to New York City, where he is
wanted for murder.
Robert Foster, 35, was wanted in connection with the August 2000
killing of his girlfriend, 17-year-old Lisa Lennon. Her dismembered
body was found inside suitcases floating in Manhattan’s East River,
according to New York Police records.
Foster, who was featured in episodes of “America’s Most Wanted” in
August and April 2002, was believed to be in Southern California or
Burbank Police went to the 100 block of North Kenwood Street on
Monday in search of Foster, after a Burbank woman reported he had
assaulted her. When officers arrived, Foster, who was working as a
mechanic, hid inside a cabinet and tried to hold the doors shut,
police said. After officers forced the doors open, he did not resist
arrest, police said.
Further details on Foster’s arrest were not available late
Detectives from the New York Police Department flew to Burbank on
Tuesday to begin the extradition process, police said. Pending an
extradition hearing, police said Foster will probably be taken back
to New York for prosecution.