Detectives investigate death of woman at East San Gabriel home

EAST SAN GABRIEL — Sheriff’s and coroner’s investigators are looking into the death of an elderly woman whose body was found inside a home.
Though an autopsy was pending, foul play was not initially suspected, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Capt. Christopher Nee said.
The body of the woman, initially described only as elderly, was discovered about 8 p.m. in a house in the 5900 block of North Del Loma Avenue, in the unincorporated county area of East San Gabriel, Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials said in a written statement.
She had not been identified Saturday, as the body was already in a state of decomposition when found, Los Angeles County Department of Coroner Lt. Larry Dietz said.
A woman who lives at the home had not been seen for several weeks when concerned neighbors called the sheriff’s Temple Station and asked deputies to check on her, sheriff’s and coroner’s officials said.
Deputies discovered the body and summoned homicide investigators, who determined the death appeared to be due to natural causes, Nee said. Coroner’s investigators will perform an examination to determine the woman’s officials cause of death.

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