Woman Found Dead At Walnut Ridge Apts

Staff Reports

Walnut, CA —Homicide detectives are investigating the suspicious death of 20 something year-old woman, who was found dead at a condominium building of the Walnut Ridge Apartments on Sentous Ave.

The body of Deborah Lagunas was discovered about 5 a.m. Monday in the 3400 block of Sentous Avenue, the sheriff’s department reported. Authorities have not released the name, age or city of residence for the woman who was only described as being in her 20s.

Authorities went to the residence on a 911 call of a woman not breathing, according to reports from the scene. Sheriff’s Homicide Lt. Joe Mendoza said the Police received a 911 call about a person not breathing in the 3400 block of South Sentous Avenue at around 2:30 a.m.

The death was classified as suspicious, in part due to her age, the sheriff’s department reported. An autopsy was pending.

He said a man discovered the body and called police. Mendoza didn’t know if the witness knew the woman. Paramedics pronounced the woman dead at the scene. Because of her age, detectives are looking into her death.

Mendoza said it is a suspicious death at this point and they are interviewing the witness.

They don’t know the cause of death until the coroner conducts the autopsy, he added. Mendoza said no one has been arrested.

A resident reportedly told media about hearing a man and a woman screaming around midnight or early morning. Mendoza said no one has come forward with that information. He encouraged anyone with information to talk to detectives.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500.

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