(L.A.) Junko Ellen Hanafusa, 65, Died From Blunt Trauma

Case Number: 2023-18246

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 65-year-old Asian female.

The coroner’s office has identified the woman as Junko Ellen Hanafusa.

Manner of Death: Homicide

Cause of Death: Blunt Force Head Trauma

RIP JUNKO ELLEN HANAFUSA (June 16, 1958 – December 25, 2023)

Formal pronouncement of death was made on Monday at 4:30 p.m.

The decedent appears to have been of Japanese descent. She was attacked by a homeless person with a sledgehammer on the El Camino College campus on Christmas Eve; she passed away at the hospital the following day.

Jeffery Davis, 40, has been identified as the attacker. He has been arrested and is being held without bail.