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L.A. sheriff’s officials identify suspect in 36-year-old Claremont killing – Daily Bulletin

A suspect has been identified in a 36-year-old cold-blooded murder in Claremont, sheriff officials said Wednesday, June 1st.

Authorities responding to reports of a possible theft found David R. Evans II, 57, beaten to death inside his home at 862 High Point Ave. on Oct. 13, 1985, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Evans, a vice president of Pomona First Federal Bank and a former school principal, was divorced and living alone in the apartment at the time of the murder and investigators could not identify a suspect or possible motive at the time.

Evans’s vehicle was stolen from the crime scene, but was found shortly afterwards in Covina.

The case eventually went cold, but Sheriff Alex Villanueva and Lieutenant Hugo Reynaga said Wednesday that by 2006, advances in forensic technology had allowed investigators to further analyze evidence from the crime scene and identify Hillery Marcus Dupleasis as a person of interest. .

Dupleasis, who lived in the San Gabriel Valley at the time of the murder, was officially named as the suspect in the murder and theft of Evans’s vehicle in 2020, Reynaga said. Charges of first-degree murder stemming from Evans’s death were filed against Dupleasis on May 2nd.

Dupleasis is currently in New York serving a sentence for an unrelated murder and is awaiting extradition to Los Angeles County, Reynaga said.

A motive for the killing had not yet been determined, and LASD detective Shawn McCarthy said investigators believed Evans and Dupleasis had never met before the murder.

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