Homeless Outreach Worker Killed
December 3, 2020
A woman found dead in a Pasadena park this week has been identified as an outreach worker at homeless encampments, authorities said.
A jogger discovered the body of Elena Ledford, 49, near a parking lot at Hahamongna Watershed Park along Oak Grove Drive shortly before 8 a.m. Tuesday.
The victim had injuries “consistent with an assault,” said Pasadena police Lt. Carolyn Gordon. Detectives have a “very strong lead that they’re following up on,” she added, though she could not provide details.
An investigation is ongoing and police have not revealed a motive. However, Ledford was most recently seen working with homeless clients in a public park.
Ledford leaves behind a daughter and a husband.