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Homicide Investigation Leads to 3 Arrests

Glendale Police Department

Sgt. Robert William, Adjutant to the Chief of Police

818-548-3140 (office) 818-254-5765 (cell)

Tahnee Lightfoot, Public Information Officer 818-548-3140 (office) 818-967-7088 (cell)


On September 14, 2015, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office filed the following charges:

1 Felony Count of Murder: Jared Braden Kasiewicz DOB: 08/11/87 San Clemente resident

1 Felony Count of Murder: Sparkle Soojian DOB: 03/30/83 Glendale resident

1 Felony Count of Accessory to Murder: Courtney Argue DOB: 06/15/90 Glendale resident

September 11, 2015

The Glendale Police Department is investigating a suspicious death that occurred at a residence in the 200 block of West Windsor Road in the City of Glendale. The Glendale Police Department received a call regarding a disturbance at the residence just before 2:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 10, 2015. On arrival, officers found a 31 year old male victim in a state of medical distress inside the residence. The male was transported to a nearby hospital and pronounced dead shortly thereafter.

An adult female (Sparkle Soojian) known to the victim and who lives at the residence was present when police arrived at the home. Glendale detectives deemed the investigation as a homicide and currently have three suspects in custody, including the female resident. Detectives believe the adult male victim was targeted and this was not a random act of violence. The male victim did not live at this location.

At this point in the investigation, the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office has yet to determine the exact cause of death; however, detectives believe there was foul play involved.

The three suspects have been arrested and booked for murder. The case will be presented to the Los County District Attorney’s Office for filing consideration on Monday, September 14, 2015.

Suspects Arrested:

Jared Braden Kasiewicz DOB: 08/11/87 San Clemente resident

Sparkle Soojian DOB: 03/30/83 Glendale resident

Courtney Argue DOB: 06/15/90 Glendale resident

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