Suspect Charged in Woman’s Murder

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Long Beach Crime

On July 16, 2015, Long Beach Police arrested 50-year-old Vincent Todd Armstrong in connection with the murder of Taylor Parks.

On Tuesday, July 7, 2015, at approximately 11:20 p.m., the Long Beach Fire Department received a call that a battery occurred in the 5500 block of Long Beach Boulevard and a woman was injured. The Fire Department requested the Long Beach Police Department also respond.

Arriving officers found a female African-American, who appeared to be approximately 25 years old, on the ground and unresponsive. Officers immediately began life-saving measures. Once Fire Department personnel arrived, they took over life-saving measures and transported her to a local hospital where she later succumbed to her injuries.

Homicide detectives responded to further investigate. The preliminary investigation revealed a male African-American adult was seen fleeing the area after the assault. Detectives later discovered the victim had been stabbed in the upper torso. Through the course of their investigation, detectives learned a name of a possible suspect and, prior to the stabbing, a verbal altercation occurred and escalated.

On July 20, 2015, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office filed one count of murder against Armstrong. He is currently being held in Long Beach City Jail with no bail.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to call Long Beach Police Homicide Detective Donald Goodman or Mark Mattia 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

The Long Beach Police Department would like to thank community members for coming forward with information to solve this case. It’s through your continued support and partnership with us that together we can solve crime.

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