A Burbank resident charged this week with killing his live-in
girlfriend apparently deceived friends and neighbors into believing
he was a Los Angeles Police officer, authorities said.
Ray Pascual, 38, who was arrested Monday on suspicion of killing
37-year-old Courtney Quintin, worked as a security guard and not an
LAPD officer, Burbank Police Sgt. William Berry said.
“Apparently, he told friends that he was employed with the police
department, but he was not,” Berry said. “Nor was he a police officer
According to Berry, the couple had a history of domestic violence,
but nothing was reported to Burbank Police until Monday, when
Quintin’s body was discovered inside the couple’s condominium in the
400 block of East San Jose Avenue.
According to Deputy Dist. Atty. Lee Mitchell, when police found
Quintin she had been shot once in the head, her wrists handcuffed and
her ankles bound by duct tape and rope.
A pillow with a bullet hole was placed over her head. Her body, he
added, had been placed in a white plastic bag.
A gun was found in Pascual’s car, but its connection to the
killing is still under investigation, Mitchell added.
Robert Pearson, who lived next door to the couple, described
Pascual as friendly, but said he would go out of his way to lie to
“One time, he came over and wanted to borrow the L.A. Times
because it had an article about the police unit he was supposedly
in,” he said. “It’s so bizarre, and he was so convincing Courtney
certainly supported it.”
Pascual, whose scheduled arraignment Wednesday was postponed until
Oct. 21, remains in custody on $2 million bail.