LOS ANGELES — The investigation into the slaying of cop-turned-reality-TV-attorney Loredana Nesci continued Thursday in Redondo Beach, Calif., while Nesci’s boyfriend remained in police custody as a suspect in her killing.

LOS ANGELES — The investigation into the slaying of cop-turned-reality-TV-attorney Loredana Nesci continued Thursday in Redondo Beach, Calif., while Nesci’s boyfriend remained in police custody as a suspect in her killing.


The Los Angeles County coroner said no autopsy had yet been scheduled, but the Daily Breeze reported that Nesci appeared to have been shot or stabbed to death.


Nesci, the star of SundanceTV’s "Loredana, Esq.," was killed inside the home she shared with her boyfriend, Redondo Beach Police Sgt. Fabian Saucedo said. She was 47.


Her boyfriend, Robert Reagan, was "distraught" when he called police to the home about 7:20 a.m. Wednesday to report an emergency, Saucedo said.


After police discovered Nesci’s body, Reagan, 51, was arrested on suspicion of murder. He was being held on $1 million bail. No court date has been set.


Nesci and Reagan have a young son who was not home when police arrived, Saucedo said.


Neighbors told the Breeze that Nesci was the breadwinner and Reagan supervised constant renovations to their home. There was occasional tension but nothing that would lead friends to believe there would be violence, friends told the newspaper.


"Loredana was just not somebody to go quietly where you wanted her to go," Nesci’s friend Laura Riffel told the Breeze. "She was a strong person as a police officer and attorney. She had the best hopes for their relationship. She wanted things to be happy and be good. She didn’t need a constant second-guessing of her calls and scheduling; he just needed to relax."


A native of Connecticut, Nesci joined the LAPD in 1996 and worked as a patrol officer in the southwest division, according to a biography on her website. An LAPD spokeswoman declined to confirm that Nesci was a former employee, citing privacy issues.


Nesci said she was among the officers present during the North Hollywood shootout.


Her career with the LAPD was brief. She left the department in 1998 and enrolled in law school at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Conn. In 2004, she returned to California and melded her legal career with pursuits in entertainment and media, including hosting a radio show.


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