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Update 9/3/2020

Suspect Allen was released on June 19, 2020, after the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office requested additional information pertaining to the investigation. Detectives continued to investigate the case and with supporting forensic evidence they filed an arrest warrant on September 1, 2020. Allen was taken into custody on September 2, 2020 in the City of Redlands. He was booked for murder and is being held on $1,020,000 bail.

Original News Release  6/18/2020

On June 17, 2020, at approximately 11:35 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 1000 block of Harding Street regarding an unknown trouble call that resulted in the discovery of a deceased female adult.

The calling party responded to the residence to check the well-being of the residents, after not hearing from them in the past few days. Upon arriving, the calling party observed suspicious circumstances and called the Long Beach Police Department.

Upon arrival, officers located a crime scene, and a deceased female adult with signs of decomposition and wounds to her upper torso. The victim has been identified as Debbie Allen, a 63-year-old resident of Long Beach.

The preliminary investigation revealed the victim lived with her husband, who was no longer at the location. Through further investigation, the suspect was identified as the victim's husband, 74-year-old Henry Allen of Long Beach. Detectives followed investigative leads and located suspect Allen in the City of Barstow.

Suspect Allen was booked for murder and is currently being held on $2,000,000 bail in the Long Beach City Jail. Detectives anticipate presenting their case to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office next week for filing consideration.

Anyone with any information regarding the incident is urged to contact LBPD Homicide Detectives Michael Hubbard and Leticia Gamboa (562) 570-7244. Anonymous tips may be submitted through "LA Crime Stoppers" by calling 800-222-TIPS (8477), downloading the "P3 Tips" app to your smart phone (available at the Apple app store or Google Play), or by visiting www.crimestoppers.org.