(L.A.) Rolland Alexander II, 84, Died from Stab Wounds

Case Number: 2023-11485

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of an 84-year-old White/Caucasian male in the Whittier area.

The coroner’s office has identified the man as Rolland Alexander II. Born in San Francisco County. Mother’s maiden name is Hanrahan.

Manner of Death: Homicide

Cause of Death: Multiple Sharp Force Injuries

RIP ROLLAND EDWARD ALEXANDER (November 18, 1938 – August 29, 2023)

Formal pronouncement of death was made on Tuesday at 3:14 p.m.

The decedent was a veteran of the National Guard. His body was found in a house in the 15300 block of Goodhue Street, just west of the Whittier city limits in the unincorporated South Whittier area. He had been living there for the past four decades.

At a news conference Wednesday afternoon, Sheriff Robert Luna displayed security video indicating the suspect had entered Alexander’s residence about 2:45 p.m. Monday.

Luna said the suspect drove away a couple of minutes later in Alexander’s vehicle — a silver Toyota RAV4, license number VPH289 — which has since been recovered in Chino.

“Based on the surveillance video, we believe the murder occurred on August 28 at approximately 2:45 p.m.,” Luna said.

Luna said security images showed the Alexander’s vehicle being driven in Ontario around 3 a.m. Tuesday, and also showed it parked in Chino about three hours later.

“We believe the suspect has been driving around in this vehicle for at least a day — maybe a night — and if anybody saw this vehicle anywhere between the area of Whittier, all the way out to the area of, potentially, Chino or Ontario, please notify our homicide detectives immediately,” the sheriff said.

The suspect was described as a man with a dark complexion, possibly in his 30s, about 5 feet, 8 inches tall and weighing 150 pounds, with short hair. The man, who may be homeless, wore dark pants and a tan shirt, Luna said.

Detectives believe the suspect also assaulted an elderly man in the 15500 block of Fernview Street in Whittier, about four-tenths of a mile from Alexander’s home and a few minutes before the homicide, but he fled when that victim’s son intervened in that attack, Luna said.

La Habra resident Kaszey Encarnacion, 25, would eventually be charged with murder in the Aug. 28 stabbing death of the 84-year-old.

Kaszey Incarcination is a misspelling of the suspect’s name.