Police Make Arrest in August 2nd Murder Investigation

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On August 2, 2015, about 7:00 a.m., Long Beach Police were dispatched to a residence in the 6700 block of Olive Avenue regarding a natural death of a female adult. The woman was later identified as 60-year-old Vaiola Vaipulu of Long Beach.

The Los Angeles County Coroner investigator responded and detected suspicious circumstances. Long Beach Homicide detectives also responded to initiate an investigation. Through their investigation, detectives discovered surveillance video linking a possible suspect vehicle to the case and, subsequently, to the identification of a suspect.

On August 17, 2015, 25-year-old Patrick Fereti Mose of Long Beach was arrested in connection with the murder of Vaiola Vaipulu. Mose is currently being held in Long Beach City Jail on $1,000,000 bail. He is scheduled to appear in Long Beach Superior Court for arraignment on August 20, 2015.

The investigation remains ongoing. Anyone with information regarding the murder is urged to contact Long Beach Police Homicide Detectives Todd Johnson and Shea Robertson at (562) 570-7244. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or text TIPLA plus your tip to 274637 (CRIMES), or visit www.LACrimeStoppers.org.

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