UCLA grad student, 24, is stabbed to death in LA furniture store

Brianna Kupfer, 24, was stabbed to death in a random attack last Thursday while she was working in a luxury furniture store in Los Angeles

AUCLA grad student has been stabbed to death in a random attack while she was working in a luxury furniture store in Los Angeles.


Brianna Kupfer, 24, was alone in the Croft House store on La Brea Avenue when a customer entered and knifed her.

The architectural design student from Pacific Palisades was discovered 20 minutes later by another customer after Thursday's attack.

Brianna Kupfer, 24, has been stabbed to death in a random attack while she was working in a luxury furniture store in Los Angeles

By the time police arrived at the scene, she was already dead.

Police said the male suspect is believed to be homeless and fled through the back door before calming walking down an alley, adding that he did not know the victim.

Brianna was working in the furniture store as a design consultant after graduating from from Brentwood High School and the University of Miami.

Her father told CBSLA she was 'loved by all' and was a talented artist. 

Riley Rea, co-owner of Croft House, told the LA Times that Brianna was beloved by her coworkers at the store where she had worked for a year.

She added: 'She was mature beyond her years.' 

The LAPD said in a statement: 'The suspect is described as a male Black, unknown age, tall, thin, wearing a dark hoodie, sunglasses, a white N-95 mask, dark skinny jeans, dark shoes and carrying a dark back pack.

The grad student was alone in the Croft House store on La Brea Avenue when a customer entered and knifed her


'Based on evidence discovered by detectives, the suspect is believed to be homeless.'

Dr. Jennifer Botelho, the owner of a nearby chiropractic office, said the suspect entered her business shortly before the stabbing.

She said: 'He came in and asked a couple of questions: "Do you do orthopedics here?" What kind of care we provide, and then he left. So he was just here for a few minutes.'

She added: 'It's terrifying. It's horrible. She's such a young girl. … We feel so horrible for Brianna's family, and hope we can catch this guy.' 

Her father described as her an 'angel' and a clever young woman who was devoted to her family with big aspirations.  

Brianna leaves behind her mother, father, brother Brandon and Tucker and her sister Mikaela, who was her best friend, her family said. 


By Jack Newman For Mailonline

Source : dailymail

Subscribe to receive free email updates:

0 Response to "UCLA grad student, 24, is stabbed to death in LA furniture store"

Post a Comment