Monday, May 16, 2011

Michael Gargiulo Case - Police seek woman cuddling up to 'serial killer' charged with the 2001 murder of Ashton Kutcher's girlfriend - 16th May 2011

Police in Los Angeles are seeking the whereabouts of a young woman seen in photographs with a suspected serial killer.

The woman in the pictures is hugging and kissing Michael Gargiulo, who is facing court over the knife murders of three women and the attempted murder of a fourth.

One of the victims, 22-year-old Ashley Ellerin, who was stabbed to death in her Hollywood home in 2001, was the one-time girlfriend of Hollywood star Ashton Kutcher.

The unidentified girl in the photos is in her early twenties, and the photos were taken around 2001 or 2002 - roughly the time of Ellerin's murder.

Investigators would like to talk to the woman and are seeking information as to her identity and whereabouts.

Anyone with information should contact Det. Mark Lillienfeld at LA County Sheriff's Homicide Bureau (323-890-5500), Hollywood Homicide Unit (213-972-2910, 213-972-2971), or Sergeant Richard Lewis at the Santa Monica Police Department (310-458-8462).

Gargiulo, now 34, was arrested in 2008 after DNA evidence was recovered from the Santa Monica apartment of Michelle Murphy, who survived an alleged knife attack in April of that year. Read More