Homicide Detectives Probe 24-Year-Old Woman’s Death In La Puente

LA PUENTE (CBSLA.com)  —  Homicide detectives are investigating the death of a 24-year-old woman in La Puente Sunday.

Officers got a call to check out a home in the 13200 block of East Gyna Lane, east of the 605 Freeway.just before 9 a.m. Sunday, according to Deputy Kimberly Alexander of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau.

Authorities said the death didn’t appear to be from natural causes but they are still trying to determine if foul play was involved.

The victim was found dead in her bedroom, KCAL9’s Jennifer Kastner reported.

As part of the mystery, officials said the woman was reportedly in good health.

Family members provided pictures of the victim, now identified as Kassandra Sandoval, to Kastner.

She worked at a nearby Dave & Buster’s as an event planner. Sandoval was also studying to become a nurse.

According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Sandoval came home from work last evening and went to bed.

When her mother tried to wake her this morning, she found her unresponsive.

(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

Her parents called 911 and first responders declared her deceased.

There were no gun shot wounds or stab wounds. They aren’t ruling out a drug overdose or strangulation, Kastner reported.

Officials also told Kastner it’s possible the woman died from natural causes. She had a boyfriend and he is cooperating with authorities.

“I’ve known her since she was a little kid,” said family member Fred Padrone, “when she just come here from the Philippines.  She was very lovely, funny. She was a very nice kid.”

Several homes in the neighborhood are equipped with surveillance equipment. Kastner said detectives were reviewing videos to see if they notice anything out of the ordinary.

Sheriff’s homicide detectives asked anyone with any information to call them at (323) 890-5500.

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