Woman found dead in Lancaster home after suffering blunt head trauma; man detained at residence

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Sunday, September 25, 2022
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A man has been detained in the death of a woman who was found with blunt head trauma inside a home in Lancaster Sunday, authorities said.

LANCASTER, Calif. (KABC) -- A man has been detained in connection with the death of a woman who was found with blunt head trauma inside a home in Lancaster early Sunday morning, authorities said.

The incident was reported shortly after midnight in the 45500 block of Barrymoore Avenue, where the woman was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

The victim was described as about 50 to 55 years old. Her name was not immediately released.

"A male who was discovered in the house has been currently detained," the sheriff's department said in a statement. "There is no additional information available at this time."

The sheriff's Homicide Bureau urged anyone with information regarding the death to call (323) 890-5500 or Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.