(L.A.) Mirna Soza Arauz, 67, Died in a Hospital

Case Number: 2024-06663

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 67-year-old female that occurred in a hospital.

The coroner’s office has identified the woman as Mirna Soza Arauz.

Manner of Death : Accident

Manner of Death: Homicide

Cause of Death: Stab Wound of Neck

RIP MIRNA SOZA ARAUZ (August 17, 1956 – April 22, 2024)

Formal pronouncement of death was made on Monday at 6:13 a.m.

The Department of Medical Examiner had initially stated on the morning of April 28 that this was an accident. By afternoon, the manner was changed to homicide.

Investigator on record is Ricardo Lopez. The pathologist is Dr. Sami Souccar.


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The decedent was the victim of an unprovoked stabbing on the Metro train at Universal City station. She was coming home from her regular overnight shift as a security guard at Original Tommy’s hamburgers in North Hills.

She was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Elliot Tramel Nowden, 45, was arrested within a few minutes.

A native of Nicaragua, Soza is survived by her two daughters there, Mirna José Román Soza and Nadia Cisne Soza.