Sketch Released of Suspected Palos Verdes Peninsula Peafowl Killer, Car

By Altman, Larry | Pasadena Star-News, July 22, 2014 | Go to article overview

Sketch Released of Suspected Palos Verdes Peninsula Peafowl Killer, Car


Altman, Larry, Pasadena Star-News


Investigators trying to find the killer of dozens of peafowl on the Palos Verdes Peninsula released a sketch Tuesday of a gray- haired motorist in a Mercedes-Benz who shot a peacock standing in a driveway and drove off.

A witness saw the man kill the bird about 8:20 p.m. July 9 in the 27000 block of Eastvale Road, said Lt. Cesar Perea of spcaLA.

"The hope is that someone is going to recognize this person and this vehicle as someone that they know," Perea said.

The witness told investigators that a silver four-door Mercedes- Benz pulled up. A man in the driver's seat fired a pellet at a peacock standing in the driveway, striking it. The peacock collapsed and died.

The witness described the motorist as white, 50 to 60 years old, wearing a white shirt and "aviator" sunglasses.

"This is the first time I have this much detail in an investigation to where not only was somebody seen, a vehicle was seen and the bird was recovered," Perea said. "We were able to get a significant amount of evidence from the bird."

Peafowl have long been a source of controversy on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. …

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