Autopsy Reveals UCLA Student Brianna Kupfer Was Stabbed 26 Times During Murder in Los Angeles Furniture Store

The UCLA student who was murdered in a posh Los Angeles furniture store in January suffered 26 stab wounds, according to an autopsy report.

Brianna Kupfer, 24, was working a shift at Croft House on Jan. 13, 2021, when Shawn Laval Smith, 31, allegedly began lurking around the store before leaving and coming back.

Kupfer texted her manager that she was getting a “bad vibe” about the suspected killer before he attacked her with a knife. The document also reveals that her supervisor did not see the message for 10 minutes and that Kupfer was dead by the time he read it.

Kupfer texted her manager about Shawn Laval Smith before he came into the store and allegedly killed her. (Los Angeles Police Department via AP)

The autopsy report states that Kupfer was stabbed 11 times in the chest, twice in her abdomen, right leg and right arm, five times in her left arm, three times in her left leg, and once in her pelvis.

Smith allegedly exited the store through a back door without taking anything and was later seen walking casually down the street, cops said in January.

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SOURCE: New York Post, Selim Algar and Marjorie Hernandez