Loredana Nesci, the star of SundanceTV's "Loredana, Esq.," was killed inside the home she shared with her boyfriend according to the Daily Breeze and other news sources. She was 47.
Redondo Beach Police Sgt. Fabian Saucedo said her boyfriend, Robert Reagan, was "distraught" when he called police to the home about 7:20 a.m. Wednesday to report an emergency.
Police automatically respond to 911 calls, so they drove by Nesci’s home and Reagan was outside to meet them, Saucedo said.
A cause of death has not been determined, and an autopsy was scheduled for Thursday afternoon. Nesci was not shot, Saucedo said.
Reagan, 51, was arrested on suspicion of murder. He is being held on $1-million bail and is due in court Friday.
Nesci and Reagan have a young son who was not home when police arrived, Saucedo said.
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.
She left the department in 1998 and enrolled in law school at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Conn. In 2004, she returned to California and then hosted a radio show on KCAA-AM.
Sundance began airing the reality show about her career and her personal life in 2013 and the show was still on the air this year.
The show portrayed Nesci as a glamorous but tough lawyer representing unusual clients such as nudists and medical marijuana growers, and also featured Reagan and their son, Rocco.
Published by The Record-Journal on Jul. 23, 2015.