Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Los Angeles Murder Suspect Reportedly Son of Toronto Developer

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Los Angeles Murder Suspect Reportedly Son of Toronto Developer

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L.A. murder suspect reportedly a Canadian

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LOS ANGELES, Calif. - A man arrested in Los Angeles in connection with the alleged murder of his girlfriend is reportedly the son of a wealthy Toronto real estate developer.

Police with the Los Angeles sheriff's department say Blake Leibel, 35, was arrested last Thursday for the murder of his 30-year-old girlfriend Iana Kasian, who was the mother of his child.

Police say Kasian's mother called to report her daughter missing.

They say that when they searched the home that the younger Leibel shared with Kasian, they found Kasian's body in the bedroom with what looked like blunt force trauma to her head.

Investigators say they found Leibel elsewhere in the home.

According to a sheriff's department database, Leibel was charged with a felony the same day Kasian's body was found. …

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