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Woman found dead in Burbank alley; son arrested

January 20, 2014 12:00:00 AM PST
An elderly woman was found dead in an alley behind Victory Boulevard in Burbank Monday in what police called a suspicious death. Her 40-year-old son was later arrested.

Maria Diaz, 77, was found in the south alley of the 4000 block of West Victory between Evergreen Street and Pass Avenue at 10:41 a.m.

Her son, Moises Diaz, was arrested for murder and was held on $1 million bond. Maria Diaz and Moises Diaz were living in a Burbank apartment, Burbank Police said.

The cause of death was not immediately released.

Anyone who may have been in that alley between 6 p.m. Sunday to 10 a.m. Monday is asked to contact the Burbank Police Department at (818) 238-3210.