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ALTADENA – Homicide detectives are investigating the death of an elderly woman found in a Lincoln Avenue home gutted by fire early Thursday, after blood and other signs of a struggle were found at the scene.
Firefighters were dispatched to the home on the 3200 block of North Lincoln Avenue at about 10 a.m. Thursday and found two rooms of the house in flames, said L.A. County Fire Inspector Ron Haralson.
Firefighters knocked down the fire within minutes and found the dead woman inside, Haralson said.
“Right now we have no details about whether she was killed by fire or smoke,” said Haralson, adding that there were signs of trauma on the body. He described the woman as approximately 90 years old and of unknown race, but would not release her identity.
But neighbors and relatives identified the woman as Evelyn Mosley, a 90 year old who lived at the location for about six years with her daughter and teen-aged grandson.
“Oh my God, does Sandy know, does her grandson know?” said Jacqueline Jackson, a neighbor, who broke into tears when she heard the news.
A woman who claimed to be the victim’s god-daughter also identified her as Evelyn Mosley, and property records show a Sandy Mosley Hamilton living at the address.