LA PUENTE (CBSLA.com) — Authorities on Friday officially ruled that the mysterious death of a 24-year-old La Puente woman was a homicide.
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide detectives continue to investigate the death of Kassandra Salvador.
Detectives said Industry Sheriff’s Station deputies responded to a call of a “person not breathing” in the 13200 block of Gyna Lane on Sunday around 8:40 a.m.
When deputies arrived, they found the victim lying on her bed unconscious and unresponsive. Salvador was pronounced dead at the scene.
On Sunday, her family told CBS2/KCAL9’s Jennifer Kastner that Salvador went to bed healthy. As her body had no obvious signs of trauma, detectives called her death mysterious. They also ruled out suicide.
Later, they learned Salvador’s vehicle was missing.
An autopsy was performed by the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner on Tuesday and it was determined that the victim had been asphyxiated.
Homicide investigators are continuing their investigation to seek the person or persons responsible for the homicide.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.