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24-Year-Old Woman Working in Hancock Park Furniture Store Fatally Stabbed

The woman was working alone in Croft House furniture store when she was attacked.

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A 24-year-old woman was stabbed to death Thursday in an attack as she worked alone at a Hancock Park furniture store, police said.

Los Angeles Police Department units were called just before 2 p.m. to the 300 block of North La Brea, near Beverly Boulevard, on reports of an assault and found the woman dead inside a store, according to the department's Officer Mike Lopez.

A customer reportedly found the woman, who was an employee. She was identified Friday by the medical examiner-coroner as 24-year-old Brianna Kupfer of Los Angeles.

The woman who worked at the store was discovered stabbed to death inside. Ted Chen reports Jan. 13, 2022.

A cause of death was not immediately available, but authorities said the victim was stabbed with a knife.

"She was there by herself," Det. Herman Frettlohr said. "She was attacked by the suspect and she was killed."

In a news release, the LAPD said the victim did not know the attacker.

"There is no known motive at this time," the LAPD said.

A detailed description of the attacker was not immediately available. Police said he was last seen going out the back of the furniture store and northbound in the alley.

Kupfer's family said she was born and raised in LA, went to Brentwood High School and graduated from the University of Miami. Most recently she was working on her master's in architectural design at UCLA.

Her aunt said Kupfer had a big heart, and was loved. She leaves behind her parents, and three siblings.

Croft House is a home decor and furniture store that features eco-friendly options.

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