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Murder suspect found in Burbank

Ben Godar

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.