April 24, 2024

USA: Woman Killed Boyfriend After Argument At Home In Woodland Hills. Then Push 2 Daughters Out Of Car On 405 Freeway In WLA. Then Drove Into Tree And Died Morning Of April 8 New Moon.

Sorry I'm late posting this news here. There seems to be a pattern as you will see with the posts I'm going to share following this one. I did get this information out on my social media accounts. (emphasis mine)
FOX 11 Los Angeles published April 11, 2024: LA murder-suicide linked to eclipse fears. Astrologer influencer Danielle Johnson is accused of pushing her two young children out of a car on an LA freeway after allegedly stabbing her partner to death. Johnson later died in a car crash shortly after fleeing the scene.
NBCLA pubilshed April 10, 2024: Woodland Hills woman who killed partner, child had alternate identify. Danielle Johnson, who police say stabbed and killed her boyfriend, claimed to be an astrologer and recording artist on social media. The I-Team’s Eric Leonard reports.
ABC News published April 9, 2024: Woman killed boyfriend in Woodland Hills, left kids on 405, then died in Redondo Beach, sources say. The deaths of a baby and her parents who were found at three separate locations in Los Angeles County are being investigated as a possible murder-suicide that began when the woman allegedly stabbed her husband to death, Eyewitness News has learned.
WRAL published April 12, 2024 WOODLAND HILLS CA: Woman stabbed boyfriend, left kids on freeway, police say. Police in southern California say a woman who posted warnings about the total solar eclipse fatally stabbed her boyfriend and was responsible for her baby's death.

ABC7 News, Los Angeles local
written by Irene Cruz, Sophie Flay, and Leanne Suter
Wednesday April 10, 2024

WOODLAND HILLS, LOS ANGELES - The deaths of a baby and a couple who were found at three separate locations in Los Angeles County are being investigated as a murder-suicide that began when the woman allegedly stabbed her boyfriend to death, Eyewitness News has learned.

Investigators say it appears that Danielle Cherakiyah Johnson, 34, killed her live-in boyfriend at their Woodland Hills apartment around 3:40 a.m., then drove off with her two daughters who had witnessed the homicide.

She then apparently forced the two girls out of her vehicle in the middle of the 405 Freeway in Westchester. The older girl, a 9-year-old, was holding the 8-month-old when they were ejected from the SUV and hit the roadway, investigators say. The girl lost hold of the baby, who was then struck by a vehicle on the freeway and was later pronounced dead at the scene.

Johnson then drove to Redondo Beach, where she died after crashing her Porsche SUV into a tree at high speeds.

Sources say Johnson had been living in Woodland Hills with 29-year-old Jaelen Chaney and they had been a couple for several years. She was in the process of divorcing another man, the father of her 9-year-old daughter. Authorities have not yet confirmed if Chaney was the biological father of the baby who died on the freeway.

How events unfolded

Neighbors said they heard a loud argument coming from a unit in the building in the middle of the night before Chaney was stabbed to death. A 26-year-old woman who lives in the building next to the apartment says Monday morning, she saw a bloody scene.

"Their door was wide open, there was blood on the floor leading into their apartment, and then a trail of it in the hallway leading up to the elevator, and I saw some blood on the walls," she said.

Her father called 911.

"Called the police and told them that something was not right," he recalled. "And they told me, when I spoke to the EMT, to go in and check on the body. So I did. And he was deceased, he was facedown on the floor. And there was a lot of blood."

It appears that by the time neighbors noticed the scene and called 911, Johnson had already killed her infant daughter and died in the crash, as police were not called to the Woodland Hills scene until about 7:30 a.m.

405 Freeway death

Authorities believe Johnson drove away from the scene of the fatal stabbing with her two daughters, an 8-month-old baby and a 9-year-old, damaging the apartment gate in the process.

Around 4:30 a.m., the mother and the two children were driving northbound in a dark colored Porsche Cayenne on the 405 Freeway in the Westchester area when Johnson forced her two children out of the vehicle, investigators believe.

"The suspect slowed the vehicle and opened the passenger door for her daughter and told her to get out of the car," said LAPD Lt. Guy Golan. "When the daughter didn't do that, she forcibly pushed her out of the vehicle in the middle of the freeway while moving."

"The 9-year-old girl was holding the baby at that time when she was ejected from the vehicle. As she hit the roadway, she injured herself and she let go of the infant, being in the middle of the freeway."

The baby was struck by a vehicle and later pronounced dead at the scene.

Drivers who discovered the children on the freeway near Centinela Avenue called 911.

The older girl, the sole survivor, was transported to a hospital. She is now in custody of Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services.

Sources told Eyewitness News the 9-year-old girl was a witness to the Woodland Hills homicide. The Highway Patrol has asked the public for help in confirming details of the freeway incident. Anyone who may have driven by the area at that time was asked to go back and look at dash cameras. "If anyone else was in the area, northbound 405 at Centinela Avenue approximate 4:30 (a.m.), we'd appreciate if you could call with any information," said CHP Officer Isabel Diaz. The mother then drove her car at speeds in excess of 100 mph in Redondo Beach, crashing into a tree around 5 a.m., sources said. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Anyone with information about the incident on the 405 Freeway was urged to call CHP Detective E. Kim at the Southern Division Major Crimes Unit at (323) 644-9550, during business hours. After business hours, tipsters can call (323) 259-3200.

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