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Longtime Employee Found Dead in Early AM Slaying at La Mirada In-N-Out

Police are looking for suspects.

In-N-Out La Mirada
In-N-Out La Mirada
Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

Employees at a La Mirada-area In-N-Out are in mourning after one of their own was shot and killed in the parking lot on Friday morning. Josefina Alcocer, a 48 year old longtime employee, was discovered around 5 a.m. outside the Firestone Boulevard building, and police are actively looking for suspects.

Alcocer had spent two decades working the prep shift at that particular In-N-Out, with NBC Los Angeles reporting that she was one of the original employees there. There’s been no motive given for the murder yet, though friends and family remember her as a kind-hearted woman who originally moved to California from central Mexico.

Police are reviewing surveillance tape to attempt to find out more about the murder, and the public is encouraged to come forward should they have any information to add. The shooting even prompted the normally tight-lipped president of In-N-Out Lynsi Snyder to say in a statement:

The entire In-N-Out family grieves today over this senseless tragedy as we send out thoughts and prayers to the Alcocer family. We are devastated and will miss her.