Sharilit Monique Matthews, 36, was found in her home on the 17800 block of Sherman Way. The victim's family and friends had not been able to contact Matthews for nearly a week and police were called to conduct a missing person investigation.
When officers entered the home they found the victim dead in her bed. It appeared that she had been dead for several days. The coroner determined on-scene that Matthew's death was a homicide.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call West Valley Homicide Detectives at (818) 374-7720. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be made to 1-877-LAPD-24-7.