LOS ANGELES -- Relatives of a woman who was stabbed to death in July in a Century City parking garage pleaded Tuesday for the public's help in finding a man described as a "person of interest" being sought by Los Angeles police.
Detective Salaam Abdul with the LAPD's Robbery-Homicide Division said the man being sought as a "person of interest" was seen on surveillance video getting out of a red Suzuki SUV in the parking garage before it left the structure.
The man is believed to be between 5 feet 10 inches and 6 foot 1 inches tall and weighing 160 to 180 pounds, according to the detective.
As homicide detectives released a sketch of the man, Desiree Goudie tearfully appealed for anyone who knows anything about the July 28 slaying of her mother at the Watt Tower parking garage to contact police.
"I would like to ask anyone who (has) any information regarding this to please just help us out, help me and my family out and find out why did this to my mom. Anything will help, please," she said in a news conference outside the Los Angeles Police Department's Parker Center headquarters.
Fayed's estranged husband, James M. Fayed, 45, of Moorpark, and one of his employees, Jose Luis Moya, 48, were charged Sept. 15 with murder and conspiracy -- along with the special circumstance allegations of murder for financial gain and lying in wait -- in connection with Pamela Fayed's slaying.
The two are due in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom on Dec. 15, when a date is scheduled to be set for a hearing to determine if there is enough evidence to order them to stand trial.
The criminal complaint filed against James Fayed and Moya allege that the vehicle was rented by Fayed and his company, Goldfinger Inc., on July 3, and driven 25 days later to the parking garage, where Pamela Fayed was killed by a person who then "entered Fayed's rented Suzuki sport utility vehicle."
The complaint also alleged that the SUV seen at the murder scene was driven by "persons" to James Fayed's ranch in Ventura County, and returned the following day by Moya to the rental car company.
The victim's brother, Scott Goudie, called his sister's killing "a huge tragedy."
"It's left a void for which we'll never be able to fill," he told reporters. "... We believe that this person is out there. We think somebody knows who they are. We are pleading with anyone who could have any possible information to step forward and call the police."
The victim's sister, Dawn Opoulos, noted that those who lose a loved one to illness have a chance to say goodbye, but that one doesn't get that opportunity when a loved one is murdered.