By CBSLA Staff

EL MONTE (CBSLA) – A man was taken into custody after his 89-year-old grandmother was murdered late Tuesday night in an El Monte residence.

The woman was found with traumatic upper body injuries by El Monte police officers who were called for a welfare check at a home in the 11300 block of Cedar Circle just before 11 p.m., according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

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She was rushed to a hospital, where she died, the sheriff’s department said. Her name was not immediately released.

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Her 31-year-old grandson was identified as a suspect. He was located and taken into custody on suspicion of murder.

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There was no word on a motive in the killing.