GLENDALE — Grigor Grigoryan, the 39-year-old man who was arrested Friday after a police pursuit ended in Hollywood, is scheduled to be arraigned on murder charges after an autopsy determined his girlfriend was strangled to death in her home, authorities said.
The woman, whom Glendale police identified as 35-year-old Yvette Hakopian, was found dead Friday afternoon in her home on the 600 block of West Stocker Street, setting off a manhunt for her boyfriend.
“[The scene] just didn’t look right,” Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said.
Within hours, Glendale Police found Grigoryan and tried to pull him over, but he led them on a chase through Los Angeles and into Hollywood that ended at about 6:30 p.m., when a police squad car intentionally hit his car at Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street, Lorenz said.