LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Authorities said a 78-year-old Lake View Terrace woman has been found bludgeoned to death inside her home.

The body of Armida Custodio was discovered about 9:15 p.m. Wednesday by officers conducting a welfare check at her home in the 11300 block of Terra Vista Way, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

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When Custodio failed to answer the door at the single-family dwelling, police entered and found her unconscious and not breathing.

“Further investigation revealed that the elderly female had been deceased for an unspecified amount of time,” according to a police statement.

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Homicide detectives say the woman suffered fatal blunt-force trauma inside the home.

“Detectives are following up on all potential leads,” police said.

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Anyone with information that could assist investigators was asked to call LAPD Detective Dave Peteque at (818) 374-1934. After-hours or weekend calls should be directed to (877) LAPD-24-7. Anonymous tips can be provided by calling Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS.