A 45-year-old woman was found dead - apparently "assaulted and asphyxiated" - in her San Gabriel home, police said early Wednesday.
The woman's friends discovered her body Tuesday night in the bedroom of her home in the 500 block of East Valley Boulevard. They were there to check on her because they hadn't heard from her for several days, according to a San Gabriel Police Department statement.
There were no signs of forced entry into the residence or any description of an attacker or vehicle.
The woman's identity was not released.
Neighbors told NBC4 the victim had lived at the residence from about one year. She is believed to be the lone resident of the house, police said.