Two women, Monica Lee, 75, and Hee Sook Park, 83, were found dead in a bathroom at the Happy Home Care For Elderly facility in Diamond Bar, California. The medical examiner’s reports revealed that the cause of death for both women was asphyxia due to neck compression and suffocation, with plastic bags found over their heads. Jianchun Li, a 41-year-old employee at the facility, has been charged with their murders and has pleaded not guilty.
The motive behind the slayings has not been revealed by detectives, and the case’s prosecutor, Michael Matoba, declined to comment. Li’s attorney, Deputy Public Defender Ivonne DeLaCruz, has not provided any comment on the case.
According to the medical examiner’s report, the owner of the facility arrived at the scene and spoke to the on-duty caretaker, who allegedly confessed to the killings, saying, “I think I have done something bad” and claiming responsibility for the deaths. The owner immediately called 911.
The investigation into Happy Home Care For Elderly by the California Department of Social Services is still ongoing. Toxicology tests conducted on Park detected three medications, including one used to treat dementia. Lee’s toxicology test revealed a medication that does not appear to contribute to the cause of death.
Jianchun Li remains in custody at Twin Towers Correctional Facility in Los Angeles on a $4 million bail. A hearing is scheduled for December 7 at Pomona Superior Court.