PASADENA (CBSLA) — Authorities said a 69-year-old woman was apparently beaten to death in a Pasadena parking lot.
The woman’s identify was not revealed pending notification of her next of kin.
The woman was found at Fair Oaks Avenue and Allesandro Place, near Huntington Hospital.
Pasadena Police said the victim appeared to have been assaulted. When authorities arrived on scene they said they found the white female adult “unresponsive.” She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Homicide detectives were called to 50 Allesandro Place just before 3 p.m. They said it appeared her body was at the location for several hours.
KCAL9’s Laurie Perez said the building, with attached parking, houses medical offices.
The body was found on a ground floor parking lot in the back of the building.
The victim was bruised and the death was determined to be suspicious. Officials told Perez they are ruling nothing out — including the possibility of it being a medical emergency.
Police said they were going to check security cameras in an attempt to trace the woman’s steps.
“Hopefully,” says Lt. Jesse Carrillo of the Pasadena Police Department, “we can locate cameras within a path that she traveled, may have traveled, who she may have been accompanied with, was she alone? That sort of thing still needs to be looked into.”
The woman does not appear to be homeless. Several “items” were found beside the body, police said.