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Woman arrested in Leimert Park triple homicide

Wave Wire Services

LEIMERT PARK — A woman who may have been the caretaker for a man found dead with his parents inside a Leimert Park home May 22 has been arrested in connection with the deaths of the three victims.

Nancy Amelia Jackson, 55, was taken into custody at about 12:30 a.m. May 24 and is being held without bail, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Inmate Information website.

She was questioned by Los Angeles police detectives for several hours May 23, said Officer Tony Im of the LAPD’s Media Relations Section.

The bodies were found around 8:20 p.m. May 22 inside the home in the 3900 block of South Bronson Avenue. Police said the bodies were discovered by a relative who went to check on the man who lived at the home, identified as Phillip White, 62. The other two victims were identified as White’s mother, 77-year-old Orsie Carter, and her husband, 82-year-old William Carter, both of whom were apparently there for a visit.

According to police, all three victims suffered blunt force trauma to the head, while White and his mother were also shot.

A home on Bronson Street in Leimert Park where three people were found dead May 22. A woman believed to be a caretaker for one of the three people killed has been arrested in connection with the case. (Photo by Dorany Pineda)

Police said Wednesday they wanted to talk to Jackson, who may have been a caretaker for White, who was described as being severely disabled. Reports from the scene indicated that Jackson may have been romantically linked to White and had been living in the home.

Prior to her arrest, police only referred to her as a person of interest or possibly a material witness, not a suspect.

According to police, a neighbor called one of White’s relatives — possibly his son — May 22 after noticing that Orsie Carter’s car had been parked at the home for an unusually long time; White’s parents did not generally stay overnight. When the relative came to the home, he spotted the bodies when he looked in a bathroom window.