WOODLAND HILLS—A renowned hairstylist was found dead at his Woodland Hills home on Monday, January 23. At around 5 p.m., Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the 5000 block of Queen Victoria Road after receiving a “Hemorrhaging” radio call, the LAPD Blog reported.
Fabio Sementelli, 49, was treated by paramedics at the scene, but later pronounced dead. Paramedics contacted officers from the Topanga Division because they found the circumstances surrounding the death to be suspicious. He was suffering injuries to his face and they found a significant amount of blood.
Detectives found Sementelli with multiple stab wounds to his neck and upper torso on the outdoor patio of his residence. Authorities reported that Sementelli’s car, a 2008, Black Porsche Carrera 911 with paper plates, was missing.
According to reports, Sementelli’s wife and daughter were the first to discover his body at their Woodland Hill’s home. Sementelli was the Vice President of Education for Wella, the Salon Professional Division of P&G. He had been with the company since 2007.
“Fabio’s creative drive is well-known to hairdressers throughout the continent, but his thirst for teaching has made him the ideal person to lead Wella Education into the salons, onto the show platform and into the schools,” said Wella CEO Reuben Carranza on the website Nick Education. “His passion for the craft and commitment to mentoring the next generation make him a truly inspirational leader.”
“The Coty Professional Beauty North America family is devastated to report that we have lost one of our dearest members. Our Vice President of Education, industry icon and incredibly proud hairdresser Fabio Sementelli died tragically January 23. Our thoughts and prayers are with Fabio’s family in the U.S. and Canada. We will be talking with members of our professional family soon to understand what we can do to honor Fabio’s legacy, but for now our hearts our broken. He will be sorely missed,” Wella Education indicated in a statement on their Facebook page.
The LAPD indicated that they do not have any information pertaining to a suspect(s) connected to the crime.
Anyone with information regarding this crime is encouraged to call Detective Steve Castro, Los Angeles Police Department, Valley Bureau Homicide, at (818) 374-1925. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247).
Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on “Anonymous Web Tips” under the “Get Involved-Crime Stoppers” menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.
Written By Michelle Zverev and Casey Jacobs