LA Sheriff's Dept.

Arrest Made in Murder of Arcadia Grandmother

April 20, 2019 - 12:12 pm

(KNX 1070) -- Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department homicide investigators are announcing the arrest of Heber Enoc Diaz, 27, for the alleged murder of Arcadia grandmother Chyong Jen Tsai, 76. 
The victims’ vehicle was recovered on 900 Colorado Boulevard, in Los Angeles on Thursday night, April 18.

On Friday, April 19, at approximately 10:30 A.M., investigators located the suspect when he was leaving his residence in the city of Pasadena. He was arrested without incident and booked for murder at the Inmate Reception Center in downtown Los Angeles was not given bail.
Investigators will submit their case for review by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office on Tuesday, April 23, 2019.
It was initially known how Tsai died, but following an autopsy, it was determined she was asphyxiated and sustained injuries from “sharp force” and blunt trauma.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP on Google play or the Apple App Store or by using the website

LA Board Supervisor Kathryn Barger has offered a $20,000 reward in exchange for information that could help the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department identify and arrest the person or persons responsible for the death of a 76-year-old Arcadia woman who was found dead in her backyard. 

Tsai's home had been ransacked and her Lexus SUV was missing, the police report said.  

It's unknown if anything else was stolen from the home.