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August 9, 2021: Man Charged with Domestic Violence Murder of Reseda Woman

Ricardo Santiago, Public Information Officer
(213) 257-2000

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced that a man was charged today with the fatal beating of his former girlfriend, Michelle Annette Avan.

“Ms. Avan was a leader in our community and this senseless act of violence has resulted in a significant loss to us all,” District Attorney Gascón said.

Anthony Duwayne Turner (dob 8/22/68) of Westchester faces one felony count each of murder and first-degree residential burglary.

Arraignment for case LA095328 is scheduled today in Department 100 of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Van Nuys Branch.

On August 3, Turner is charged with entering the 48-year-old victim’s home and killing her before leaving on Aug. 4. The next day, the victim’s son discovered her body inside the house.

The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department, West Valley Bureau.