The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced that Ahjeeb Jamal Boyd (10/4/70), was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the 1991 murder of a fashion school student whose body was found in a burning vehicle in South Los Angeles. Boyd was sentenced by the LA County Superior Court Judge Richard Kemlyan, and on February 1, was found guilty by a jury of one count of first-degree murder with the special circumstance allegation of rape to be true.
On September 29th, 1991, firefighters responded to a vehicle engulfed in flames near the intersection of 45th and Flower streets, and after extinguishing the flames, they found the body of 22-year old Jill Dara Sampson, a student at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandise in downtown Los Angeles.
Boyd was arrested for her murder in February 2014, and DNA evidence was recovered from the victim tying him to the cold case murder. This case, Case BA427109 was investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department’s Major Crimes Division, Criminal Conspiracy Section.