Woman Found Dead in Artesia Hotel, Police Suspect Assault - NBC Southern California

Woman Found Dead in Artesia Hotel, Police Suspect Assault



    Woman Found Unresponsive in an Artesia Hotel Room

    A woman was found unresponsive in an Artesia hotel. Police believe she may have suffered traumatic injuries from an assault. Rick Montanez reports for the NBC4 News at 11 on Friday, Sept. 29, 2017. (Published Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017)

    A woman in her mid-30s was found dead Friday at a hotel in Artesia and investigators believe she was fatally assaulted.

    The woman's death was reported about 10:40 a.m. in the 16900 block of Pioneer Boulevard, near the Artesia (91) Freeway, according to Deputy Juanita Navarro-Suarez of the Sheriff's Information Bureau.

    Deputies responding to a report of a female not breathing were directed to the woman, who was found lying unconscious in the middle of a room at the hotel, identified in news reports as the Artesia Inn and Suites, Navarro-Suarez said.

    The woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

    "It appeared the woman suffered traumatic injury from an assault resulting in her death," Navarro-Suarez said. "It is unknown at this point in the investigation if a weapon was used."

    No arrests were reported.

    Sheriff's Homicide Bureau detectives were investigating the fatality.

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