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.READ MORE: Authorities Reveal Victim of Fatal 57 Freeway Crash In Fullerton On Monday
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.READ MORE: Ducks Blow Late Three-Goal Lead, Beat Kings 5-4 In Shootout
Homicide detectives say the woman suffered fatal blunt-force trauma inside the home.
“Detectives are following up on all potential leads,” police said.MORE NEWS: Moorpark Community Comes Together To Help Owner Of Lalo's Mexican Food, Which Caught Fire On Thanksgiving Eve
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.