Cindy Von Quednow is a digital news producer at KTLA. A native of Los Angeles, Cindy enjoys going to Dodger games, checking out shows at local venues and cuddling with her two dogs.

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  • Javier Espinoza is shown in a photo posted on a GoFundMe page on Jan. 19, 2018.

    Man Who Died in Santa Fe Springs Double Shooting Was Father of Twin Boys, Brother Says

    A 40-year-old man who was killed in a Santa Fe Springs double shooting was the father of 7-year-old twin boys who had just been released from prison and was eager to turn his life around, his brother told KTLA Friday. Javier Espinoza, of San Bernardino, died after being shot while riding in a Bentley about 4:30 p.m. Thursday. Another man, the driver of the vehicle, was seriously injured in the shooting that occurred along the 9800 block of John Street, according […]

  • The passenger kisses the driver at the end of a pursuit in Montebello on Jan. 3, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Couple Seen Embracing After Montebello U-Haul Pursuit Sentenced to Prison

    A man and woman who were seen embracing and kissing after a lengthy police pursuit through southeast Los Angeles earlier this month were sentenced to prison Friday, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced. Trisha Marie Martinez, 24, pleaded no contest to driving or taking a vehicle without consent, fleeing a pursuing peace officer’s motor vehicle, and driving under the influence of an alcoholic beverage. Her co-defendant, Harold Brian Escobar, 29, also pleaded no contest to receiving a stolen vehicle […]

  • This photo was posted to a Facebook page for "David-Louise Turpin" on July 24, 2016.

    Ways to Donate to 13 Turpin Children, Who Authorities Say Endured Years of Torture by Their Parents

    Various officials and organizations have set up ways to donate to the 13 siblings who were found living in squalor in their Perris home earlier this week. The Turpin children, who range in age of 2 to 29, were determined to have been abused, deprived of food and regular showers for years after one of the siblings managed to escape and alert authorities. Their parents, David and Louise Turpin were charged by the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office Thursday with […]

  • An image obtained by CNN shows the Turpin family in matching T-shirts like characters "The Cat in the Hat."

    Malnourished Children in Perris Torture Case Remain Hospitalized, But Their Future Is Unknown

    The children at the center of the Perris torture case who endured years of abuse and were found severely malnourished, some of them chained to beds, are currently being seen by specialists within the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office victim services division, but their future remains unknown, officials said Thursday. The victims, who range between the ages of 2 and 29, remained hospitalized Thursday after one of the children, a 17-year-old girl, led authorities to the horrific conditions in her […]

  • Police Chief Jim McDonnell speaks to the media about the 2012 arrests of David Ponce and Max Rafael, in the murders of five people at a homeless encampment in 2008. (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)

    Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Killing 5 at Long Beach Homeless Encampment

    A 31-year-old man was sentenced to life in prison for killing five people at a Long Beach homeless encampment in 2008, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s announced Thursday. In September, Max Eliseo Rafael was found guilty of five counts of murder and one count of kidnapping, along with David Cruz Ponce, 37. A jury also found true the special circumstance allegations of multiple murders, murder during a kidnapping and murder while the defendants were active participants of a gang. […]

  • Left to right: Faviola Benitez Calderon, John "Jack" Cantin and Lydia Sutthithepa are shown in photos released by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office on Jan. 15, 2018.

    Missing People in Montecito Mudslides Reduced to 3 After Man Found Safe in Ventura

    The number of missing people in Montecito after devastating mudslides there has been reduced to three after a 53-year-old man was found safe in Ventura, Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s officials said Monday. John “Jack” Keating is described as being a transient who was in Carpinteria, not Montecito, when torrential rains triggered the mudslides on Jan. 9. Keating was found with his dog Tiny. Searchers continued to sift through mud-caked debris Monday for the three remaining missing people. Hampered by blocked […]

  • Authorities investigate a triple homicide in a Palmdale home on Jan. 14, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    3 Family Members in Palmdale Triple Homicide Identified; Suspect, Motive Remain Unknown

    Three family members who were found killed in a Palmdale home Sunday have been identified, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department officials said. The victims were identified as Richard Gardner II, 78, his wife, Pepper Gardner, 56, and Richard Gardner III, 52. The bodies were found inside a home in the 1100 block of West Avenue with traumatic injuries. Authorities have said they are investigating the case as a triple homicide, but their exact cause of death has not been released. Investigators […]

  • Gerardo Custodio is shown in a photo released by the Ontario Police Department on Jan. 15, 2018.

    Ontario Youth Pastor Arrested on Suspicion of Sexually Abusing 2 Children

    An Ontario youth pastor has been arrested on suspicion of sexually abusing two children, officials announced Monday. Gerardo Custodio Jr., youth pastor at Iglesia La Familia De Dios, was arrested for incidents that allegedly occurred between 2012 and 2015, according to Ontario police. His father is the senior pastor at the church along North Euclid Avenue. On Jan. 14, investigators interviewed two young women who reported being victims of Custodio. The first victim said she was 14 years old when the […]

  • The Reyn Coffee Shop is shown in a Street View image from Google Maps.

    No One Found Barricaded Inside Pasadena Restaurant After Police Response

    No one was found barricaded inside a Pasadena restaurant after police responded to the area Monday. The incident was reported at Reyn Coffee Shop, 635 N. Lake Ave., according to a Pasadena Star-News photographer who is at the scene. Police told KTLA that the person who was barricaded inside has mental health issues, and it is unclear whether or not that person was armed. Police eventually entered the diner, but there was no sign of the person, officials said. Police […]