LANCASTER (CBSLA.com) – A 36-year-old mother of three children doing appliance repair work was found dead in a Lancaster home late Friday night in what deputies believe was murder.
The sheriff’s department said a suspect has been taken into custody and charged with murder.
The woman’s body was reported at 11:23 p.m. in the 43200 block of Doverwood Court, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. She was identified by the Los Angeles County coroner’s office as Lyndi Lee Fisher of Lancaster.
Deputies were dispatched to the location regarding a medical emergency, and upon their arrival, contacted a resident who told them the victim was at his residence fixing an appliance.
“From what I understand, they (the victim) were working on an appliance at the house, and that’s when this occurred,” Sheriff’s Lt. Joe Mendoza said.
The homeowner told investigators that he had briefly left his home, and upon returning, saw that she was on the floor unresponsive.
“The homeowner said that he had left for a brief time and when he returned, that’s what he saw,” Mendoza said.
Deputies said Fisher had suffered from blunt force trauma to the upper body. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
“It’s not a gunshot, we just have some type of upper body trauma,” Mendoza said.
The homeowner was being interviewed by sheriff’s detectives, Mendoza said.
Detectives asked anyone with any information regarding her death to call them at 323-890-5500.
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