Anaheim PD is asking for public’s help in finding man suspected of killing, kidnapping


The Anaheim Police Department is asking for the public’s help in finding Luke Theodore Lampers, a 35-year-old transient, who has been positively identified as the person who shot and killed a man during a dispute at an Anaheim motel.

Lampers is suspected of killing Douglas Navarro, 49, of Anaheim at 7:28 p.m. Wednesday at the Crystal Inn, 2123 W. Lincoln Ave., Anaheim.

The reason for the dispute and motive for the shooting are still under investigation by homicide detectives.

Lampers also is suspected of kidnapping Brianne Deese from the motel and forcing her into his vehicle at gunpoint, police said.

Detectives believe Deese and Lampers have had a romantic relationship at some point and that she is being held against her will.

2011 orange Nissan Cube, California License Plate 6SOY425

2011 orange Nissan Cube, California License Plate 6SOY425. Photos courtesy of APD

Lampers fled the scene, with Deese in the passenger seat, in a 2011 orange Nissan Cube, with California License Plate 6SOY425.

Lampers is considered armed and dangerous, police said.

Anyone who sees Lampers or the vehicle should not approach but immediately call 911.