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The Deaths of Nichole Coats and Maleesa Mooney in Downtown LA



Portrait photos of Nichole Coats on the left and Maleesa Mooney on the right.

In a series of unsettling events, downtown Los Angeles has witnessed the tragic deaths of two models, Nichole Coats and Maleesa Mooney. As the details unfold, revealing the grim circumstances under which they were found, the community is rife with concerns and speculations. The ongoing investigations and the suspicions raised by Coats' family, many are left wondering about the safety of the city's residents. As authorities delve deeper into the case, the hope for clarity and justice remains paramount.


Mother of Nichole Coats delivering an emotional speech.
Nichole Coats' mother addressing the public. Image courtesy of / KTLA 5.

In the heart of downtown Los Angeles, a series of harrowing events has sent shockwaves through the community. Nichole Coats, a 32-year-old model known to many as Nikki, was discovered lifeless inside her apartment. This grim discovery came after Nikki's family grew anxious due to her sudden silence, prompting them to visit her residence at the Eighth & Grand complex. The scene they encountered was distressing, with indications suggesting a possible act of violence.

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Merely days later, another model, 31-year-old Maleesa Mooney, was found deceased in her apartment on South Figueroa Street. The Los Angeles Department, responding to a welfare check, confirmed her . While the circumstances surrounding Mooney's death have led to an official investigation, the nature of Nikki's demise remains classified as “suspicious.”

The community's initial reaction was a mix of sorrow and fear, with many speculating about the potential dangers lurking in the city. The authorities, on the other hand, have been working diligently to piece together the events leading to these tragedies.

The Latest Developments

The mysterious deaths of models Nichole Coats and Maleesa Mooney in downtown Los Angeles have spurred a series of investigations and growing concerns. As the details surrounding these tragic events continue to unfold, several new developments have come to light.

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Nichole Coats, affectionately known as Nikki, was last in touch with her family on September 8, mentioning plans for a date. Her sudden and uncharacteristic silence raised alarms, leading her family to her apartment on September 10. The scene they encountered was deeply unsettling, with evidence suggesting a violent altercation. Nikki's family has since been vocal about their suspicions, firmly believing she was a victim of foul play. As Nikki's mother, Sharon Coats, poignantly expressed in an with KTLA [Outside US], “I want to know what happened. That's it. I just want to know what happened to her.”

Merely days after the discovery of Nikki's body, another model, Maleesa Mooney, was found dead under similarly suspicious circumstances. The Los Angeles Police Department has since launched a murder investigation into Mooney's death. The cause of her demise remains undisclosed, with the County of Los Angeles Medical Examiner yet to release official findings. The LAPD, in their quest for answers, has made a public appeal. As stated on their official news release [Outside US], “We urge anyone with information about Maleesa Mooney's death to come forward.”

The proximity of the two deaths, both in location and time, has raised eyebrows and fears of a potential serial offender targeting the community. As investigations continue, the city remains on edge, hoping for clarity and justice in these tragic events.

credits: YouTube / KTLA 5


The untimely deaths of models Nichole Coats and Maleesa Mooney in downtown Los Angeles have cast a shadow of uncertainty and concern over the community. From the initial discovery of their lifeless bodies to the subsequent investigations and the suspicions voiced by Coats' family, the events have been both distressing and perplexing. As the Los Angeles Police Department delves deeper into the circumstances surrounding these tragedies, the city awaits answers. With investigations still in progress, the hope for clarity and justice remains at the forefront of the community's collective consciousness.

Anyone with additional information is urged to call Detective Pierce or Marcinek, Los Angeles Police Department, Central Bureau Homicide, at (213) 996-4150. During non- 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 LA Regional Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to

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