A well-known respected bank executive was found dead in her Reseda home Thursday and LAPD is asking for the public's help locating the person responsible for the homicide.
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LAPD officers responded to the 19300 block of Covello Street at about 7 a.m. on Thursday after family members of 48-year-old Michelle Avan became concerned when they couldn't contact her.
Authorities say a family member discovered the mother of two, and recent grandmother, unconscious and called police and paramedics.
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Avan died at the scene. Homicide detectives say the victim appeared to have "suffered trauma to her face."
A description of the suspect was not immediately known. The investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to call LAPD's Valley Bureau Homicide at 818-374-9550 or 877-527-3247 during non-business hours. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.