Woman Found Dead in Artesia Hotel, Police Suspect Assault

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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