LAPD detective investigating Derrick Rose case found dead of gunshot wound in home
By Richard Winton and Hailey Branson-Potts | Los Angeles Times
October 12, 2016
A Los Angeles Police Department detective who was investigating rape allegations against NBA star Derrick Rose died after being found with a gunshot wound in a Whittier home Tuesday afternoon, authorities said.
The Los Angeles County Coroner’s department on Wednesday identified her as 44-year-old Nadine Hernandez.
LAPD sources who were not authorized to speak publicly about the case confirmed that Hernandez was one of two detectives assigned to the Rose case and that she was a detective in the department’s Robbery-Homicide Division Special Assault Section. She frequently was involved in high-profile sex crime cases, authorities said.