EL CAJON (AP) — A 32-year-old woman from Iraq is not expected to survive after being severely beaten in her Southern California home, and police say a threatening note was found at the scene.

El Cajon police Lt. Steve Shakowski says the woman’s 17-year-old daughter found her unconscious Wednesday in the family’s dining room. Police identified the victim as Shaima Alawadi.

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Investigators did not disclose the contents of the note. UT San Diego quotes a family friend who says the note told the family to “go back to your own country.”

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The newspaper reports the family is from Iraq and that Alawadi wears a traditional head scarf.

Lt. Mark Coit says the family stated they had found a similar note earlier this month, but did not report it to police.

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