Loredana Nesci, who starred in the Sundance Channel show “Loredana, Esq.,” was discovered dead in her home in Los Angeles, California, early Wednesday morning.
The incident is being treated as homicide.
Nesci’s partner, Robert Reagan, called the police at 7:20 a.m. PT. The police said that they received a call from a “distraught male.” Responding to the call, officers from the Redondo Beach Police Department arrived at Nesci’s Redondo Beach residence and found her dead.
Reagan has been taken into custody on suspicion of murder, as reported by Entertainment Tonight.
In a statement, the police said, “A resident of Redondo Beach, Robert Reagan, 51 years of age has been arrested in connection with this homicide.”
As reported by The Daily Breeze, the couple had “an altercation” prior to her death. Their child was not home at the time.
Nesci had appeared to be either stabbed or shot.
According to the police records, Reagan is being held on a $1 million bail.
“The Legal Diva” obtained her bachelor’s degree from the University of Connecticut in Storrs and moved to California in 1996 to work as a Los Angeles police officer. In 2002, she graduated with a Juris Doctorate from Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut; pursuant to which, she worked as a lawyer before returning to California and establishing her own practice.
She hosted her own radio show on KCAA 1050 AM in 2008. In March 2014, a realty series that premiered on the Sundance TV chronicled her personal and professional life.
During her time as a police officer, she assisted the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) with the famous North Hollywood shootout of 1997, according to her bio.
According to The Record-Journal, Lieutenant Sal Nesci, the victim’s brother, said, “We lost our sister, who is a great person. She is definitely larger than life and she will be sadly missed.”
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