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Body of San Fernando Valley woman found in Ventura County

A Santa Barbara man is being held by authorities after his young children were found murdered in Mexico.
Tim Hufner
A San Fernando Valley man hass been arrested after the body of his girlfriend was found in her car in

Detectives think woman was murdered in Sherman Oaks, and body abandoned in Simi Valley.

A San Fernando Valley man is behind bars on a murder charge after the body of his girlfriend was found in a car in Ventura County.

Angela Kukawski of Sherman Oaks was reported missing December 22nd. Her body was discovered the following day in her car, which was parked on Patricia Avenue in Simi Valley.

Detectives say they arrested the woman’s boyfriend for murder. They believe Jason Barker killed Kukawski in their Sherman Oaks home, put the 55-year-old woman’s body in her car, and then drove it to Simi Valley.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.