The body was found in the 10000 block of Encino Avenue near Devonshire Street at about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.
The woman has not been identified. Police describe her as white and between 30 and 35 years old.
The exact circumstances surrounding how the body ended up at the scene remains unclear, but authorities confirmed to Eyewitness News that drugs likely played a role.
Investigators removed a car from the house near the body's location to check for possible evidence.