Woman’s body found in West Covina home

Here’s an excerpt from a story reporter Tania Chatila is working on for tommorrow:

WEST COVINA — Homicide detectives are investigating the death of a 44-year-old woman, whose body was discovered Saturday in the bedroom of a home authorities believe she’d been sharing with roommates for almost a year.
Susan Molina may have been dead for several days before a visitor at the home, in the 2700 block of Lark Hill Drive, phoned police about 12:15 p.m. reporting a dead body in a room, West Covina police Lt. Ron Mitchell said.
Authorities did not know Saturday how Molina died, but did suspect a homicide, said Sgt. Joseph Sevilla.
“According to initial reports, there possibly was blunt force injuries,” said Jerry McKibben, an investigator with the Los Angeles County Department of Coroner.
An autopsy is scheduled for today, McKibben said.
Witnesses told police Molina had been living at the home for about 10 months. She shared the residence with the homeowner and several other roommates, Mitchell said.

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