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Lancaster woman found dead; 1 person arrested

A sheriff's department patrol car is shown where a woman's body was discovered on the 44000 block of Beech Avenue in Lancaster on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013.
December 20, 2013 12:00:00 AM PST
An investigation is underway after a woman was found dead in her Lancaster home. Authorities were questioning her sons. A Lancaster Sheriff's spokesman official said an arrest was made, but had no further details.

The woman's body was found on the 44000 block of Beech Avenue in Lancaster. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Homicide detectives were called out to the scene at about 6 p.m. Thursday. Investigators say an elderly African-American woman was found dead at the home with some trauma. They did not divulge any other details, but did call the death suspicious.

Officials say the woman lived with her two sons, one of whom found her body in the kitchen area. Both sons were questioned by deputies.

Investigators say there were no obvious signs of a break-in or a struggle.


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