Friday, May 25, 2007

It's The Dad

Anaheim, CA

A couple days ago I mentioned that two bodies were found burned in Irvine. One of them turned out to be 20-year-old Karishma Dhanak, whose mother Leela was found unconscious and severely beaten outside the family's Anaheim home, which had been set on fire. The second body was so badly burned that they were expecting to rely on dental records to confirm identity.

Looks like that second body is Karishma's 56-year-old father, Jayprakash. The youngest daughter, whose name is being withheld, was not living at the home and is currently in protective custody.

Jayprakash's body shows evidence of trauma (duh), but the police haven't released any details.

I suspect that this is going to be like so many other tragedies; simple, brutal and stupid. Money, drugs, guns or cemetery love. I'm thinking 1 or 4, personally. My money's on a mysterious boyfriend, or a business partner. But definitely someone known by the family.

1 comment:

William Mitchell said...

The bodies were found 20 miles from home, but less than a mile from UCI, where Shayona Dhanak, the unharmed daughter, lives.

No doubt the detectives have noticed that, but the press hasn't mentioned it. Maybe this was to threaten Shayona.