Melanie Lomax, dead at 56

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  1. IdahoMom

    IdahoMom Former Member

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    Remember feisty Melanie Lomax?

    http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-lomax12sep12,0,7820630.story?track=mostviewed-homepage

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    Melanie E. Lomax, a longtime civil rights lawyer and former head of the Los Angeles Police Commission, was killed late Sunday in a single-car accident near her Hollywood Hills home, police said Monday.

    Lomax, 56, was declared dead at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where she was taken by paramedics after the 2005 Jaguar she was driving rolled down her driveway and tumbled 20 feet down a steep embankment. Police sources said Lomax may have had a heart attack.

    Renee Grand Pre, an investigator for the Los Angeles County coroner's office, said her office would investigate whether Lomax died from the accident or from natural causes.

    An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday.
     
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  3. southcitymom

    southcitymom New Member

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    Wow! What a way to go.
     
  4. kato

    kato New Member

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    Yes, I remember her she used to be a guest on alot of prime time talks shows.
     
  5. close_enough

    close_enough Inactive

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    yikes!...i hate to hear this...
     
  6. scandi

    scandi New Member

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    Dear God, I hope she was already dead or unconscious bgefore her car started rolling backwards.

    Rolling like that would be enough to give a person a heart attack for the shock of it happening, wouldn't you think? The coroner might have a hard time discerning if a heart attack happened before of after the car started rolling.


    Scandi
     

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