(L.A.) Lydia Katash, 39, Died at a Restaurant
Case Number: 1992-09279
Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 39-year-old Caucasian female that occurred at a restaurant.
The coroner’s office has identified the woman as Lydia Katash.
Manner of Death: Homicide
Cause of Death A: Asphyxia
Cause of Death B: Manual Strangulation
RIP LYDIA KATASH (February 2, 1953 – October 10, 1992)
This was a notorious case. Lydia was managing a restaurant owned by her ex-husband Jack Katash. She was killed with her lover, Eli Massalton, 30, who was Jack’s cousin. The two victims were strangled and found inside a walk-in freezer some time after they had disappeared in January.