Daniel Yacobi has been accused of fatally strangling his 67-year-old mother in Beverly Hills, California. Police believe his motive was to profit from her death.
The Beverly Hills Police Department arrested 36-year-old Daniel Yacobi of Los Angeles on February 12, 2018 on suspicion of murder.
In October 2017, police responded to a 911 call about a woman not breathing in the 600 block of N. Roxbury Drive. Officers and fire department personnel tried to save the woman, but it was too late. She was pronounced dead at the scene and later identified as Violet Yacobi.
After a preliminary investigation, authorities found that Daniel Yacobi and his sister had attempted to contact Violet on her phone but were unsuccessful. The duo then went to her residence to check on her.
The official media release by the Beverly Hills Police Department states, “It was at that time they discovered Violet unconscious and not breathing inside her residence.”
There were multiple departments involved in solving Violet’s mysterious death, including the Los Angeles County Coroner, Beverly Hills police, and the United States Secret Service Electronic Crimes Task Force–Los Angeles Field Office.
Officials determined that Violet had died of strangulation and her death was a homicide. After collecting physical and digital evidence, authorities believed they had sufficient proof to accuse Yacobi of killing his mother for financial gain.
Yacobi is being held without bail. He is scheduled to appear at the Airport Courthouse for arraignment on February 14.
Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to contact the Beverly Hills Police Department’s Detective Bureau at (310) 285-2158.