Anthony Duwayne Turner was in custody on suspicion of murder stemming from the death of a prominent bank executive inside his Reseda home.
The executive, Michelle Avan, 48, was found dead around 7 a.m. Thursday inside her home in the 19300 block of Covello Street, near Tampa Avenue and Saticoy Street, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. A relative called officers to the scene and was unable to reach Avan. The cause of her death had not been released, although homicide detectives reported that Avan “appeared to have suffered trauma to his face.” Avan was a senior vice president at Bank of America, working to recruit women and underrepresented people globally. Essence magazine described it in 2017.
Anthony Duwayne Turner has died at the age of 52-years-old.
Who Was Michelle Avan
Avan was a senior vice president at Bank of America. She worked to help recruit women and underrepresented groups internationally.
In a statement to People, a Bank of America spokesperson said: “We are devastated by the news. Michelle has been a valued member of our company for more than 20 years and will be greatly missed. We extend our condolences to her family.”
In a 2017 interview with Essence magazine, Avan said he felt “I have an obligation to do something with all this power and privilege that has been given to me.” “And that involves mentoring and helping young people, specifically African American girls, because I feel like the demographic is very underserved,” she added.
Charged & Arrested
A suspect was in custody Friday, August 6, on suspicion of murder stemming from the death of a prominent bank executive inside his Reseda home.
The LAPD said that 52-year-old Anthony Duwayne Turner was arrested near the 8800 block of Airlane Avenue in the Westchester area around 3:35 p.m. Thursday on suspicion of murder. Law enforcement sources told NBC4 that Turner had a personal relationship with Avan and that he had recently considered obtaining a restraining order against him.
Avan was a mother of two and a grandmother of one. Danny Bakewell Sr., executive editor of the Los Angeles Sentinel, called his death “simply devastating.” “Michelle was a dear friend and a dedicated warrior to our community and a dear friend to me and my entire family,” Bakewell said in a Sentinel report.
Anthony Duwayne Turner Bail
This news is simply devastating, he said. Turner is being held on a $ 2 million bond.